Song Mika Live
posted by February 2 at 13:54 PMon
I’ve listened to “Grace Kelly,” UK pop sensation Mika’s #1-in-the-UK single, about ten thousands times since first posting it here on Line Out. I fucking love it. Andy at Towleroad was lucky enough to catch Mika’s recent live show in New York City…
Mika’s bubble gum pop translates flawlessly live. We were sent away from the showcase with a gift bag containing a CD, a huge selection of candy, and a special Mika hacky sack, but bribes weren’t necessary. I think most of the audience was already sold. I am, anyway.
For those of you who become dangerously addicted to songs with catchy, fizzy, narrative lyrics that tell a story, Mika is your man. I drank the Kool-Ade, and now I’m hooked.
It will be interesting to see whether he can catch on in the U.S. The Scissor Sisters have seen chart-topping success in the U.K., while in the U.S. they remain niche artists. I think Mika’s optimistic songs should find a bigger audience here—they’re already playing as MTV promos.
For those of us not lucky enough to live in NYC or LA—the only cities Mika visited on his recent tear through the states—here’s Mika performing “Grace Kelly” live on British television…