'One Foot Boy' hitmaker Mika has been waffling on about his forthcoming album 'The Origin Of Love' and specifically about how the notoriously picky Pharrell Williams ended up working on it.
"He called me," he insisted to Kaltblut Magazine. "I wanted to work with him for a while and it never really happened, and out of the blue I got a text and I called him back. He said that he really thought that it was right for us to work together, and he was quite insistent and I was quite excited by it."
The story doesn't end there of course: "He said 'I really like what you’re doing and really would love having fun in the studio with you'. That was probably the biggest compliment. I was really happy that he wanted to work and he had that attitude."
Mind you, it's not good news for some other mooted collaborators, as Mika confirmed: "William Orbit and Martin Solveig are not on the album."
(Do you think Madonna got all of Mika's cast-offs and not just 'Gang Bang'?)
'The Origin Of Love' is out on September 16.