MIKA premieres a new song, “Tomorrow,”from his forthcoming record, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, set for release on October 4.
MIKA has already debuted four tracks off the record—“Ice Cream” (listen HERE), “Tiny Love” (listen HERE), “Sanremo” (listen HERE) and “Dear Jealousy” (listen HERE)—leading Idolator to proclaim “My Name Is Michael Holbrook is rapidly shaping up to be one of the best albums of 2019.”Dubbed a “Playful yet provocative alt-pop sensation” by EDGE, MIKA is fresh off the heels of back-to-back sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel and will continue his tour across North America, stopping at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles tomorrow.
For his first full length in five years, MIKA explores his American heritage on My Name Is Michael Holbrook. While his tumultuous childhood began in Lebanon before fleeing to Paris and then London, he focuses the album on the roots he traces back to his father’s Savannah, Georgia upbringing. The work also paints a loving picture of his relationship with his mother, the woman who trained him, made his wardrobe for years on the road and most importantly taught him never to follow and always to express himself fearlessly. After writing in home studios in Miami and Tuscany over the course of two years, MIKA went to Brussels to record with producers Marc Crew and Dan Priddy.
“I hadn’t put out a record in four years. I didn’t know what to do when it came time to start the process and was honestly kind of at a loss,” MIKA says. “I felt a little disappointed by the commercial side of the industry. I didn’t want to make a record by numbers or by committee. I wanted to make an uncontaminated, homemade pop record.”