By suzie , July 5, in Mika's Music and Artwork. I guess it will become my favourite Mika songs ever. The music is playful yet complex and I do believe it will be seen as one of the best pop tracks of this decade.
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Mika may write music for a good time, but philosophical exploration is far from his forte, especially considering that even when he gets into primo ballad territory he just ends up copying Journey. Those two are lofty voices to live up to within the broad spectrum of people who have examined love; it doesn't become easier when the field is narrowed to the musical realm. For while Mika isn't the chanteur one would go to for that soul-grabbing rumination on love, pop music, and indeed the pop album itself, is an excellent place for such exploration. Humankind has expressed its wishes and desires in lyric for millennia. Bland stuff like "We Are Never Getting Back Together" may dominate the charts now, but pop and rock have a storied history of talented lyricists. In fact, the love song is perhaps the most prominent strand in pop music's DNA. If music, or art in general, is meant to serve as a mirror for a culture's values and beliefs, it is inevitable that people will sing of love in forms both poignant and crude. But, of course, the title The Origin of Love isn't a signpost for a concept album.
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The radio version featuring Ariana Grande was produced by Jason Nevins. It was released as a promotional single on 21 December The song is an updated cover of the original version, based on the song " Popular " from the musical Wicked. The album version of the song features vocals from Priscilla Renea , and features mature language. The single version replaces Renea with Ariana Grande , removes the mature language, and modifies the instrumental arrangement and tempo to create a version which heavily links to Mika's former hits, " Grace Kelly " and " We Are Golden ".