This summer has been HOT! And in case you missed it, Brit award-winning and Grammy award-nominated queer British singer/songwriter MIKA is back just in time with a cool, sweet new single entitled “Ice Cream”.
The single, released just in time for summer on May 31, is the first single off his upcoming album My Name is Michael Holbrook. The album, which is set for an October 4 release date, will be his first major release since 2015’s No Place in Heaven.
In a press release for the new single, MIKA reveals, “‘Ice Cream’ was written on a day of extreme heat. It was the last few weeks of writing for the album; a writing period that lasted two years. Through the writing I had confronted personal, serious and at times painful issues, now I felt lighter and freer.”
He continues by saying, “It was August in Italy. I wanted to run away to the sea, or just about anywhere. I dreamt about summer flings with someone totally stunning and out of my reach, I dreamt about the other person I always wish I was during the summer. Instead, I was left with all the discomforts of summer heat. Sweat, work deadlines, bee stings, and all this with no AC.”
“The song is a daydream fantasy.” MIKA also adds, “It shimmers like a mirage and makes me feel like anything is possible. Inspired by the irreverent attitude of the music of the 90s; George Michael among others. Dare to be the more proud version of yourself. Dare to be a sensual man, dare to express out loud the desires you always keep inside your head. That’s why and how I wrote it.”
In addition to his new single and upcoming album, MIKA also announced his 5 city North American tour, The Tiny Love Tiny Tour. The tour will consist of 7 performances, starting on September 12 and 13 in New York, NY, and ending with Los Angeles, CA on September 21 and Mexico City, NM on September 24.
For more ticket and tour information, click here.
In case you missed it, watch the official music video for “Ice Cream”!
Also, check out MIKA performing “Ice Cream” live at Sofar Milan/2019!