Mika has claimed that his third album is "simplistic pop".
In a little discussion with The Sun, the 'Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)' hitmaker had quite a bit to say about 'The Origin Of Love', noting: "I’ve evolved into something else. These quirky pop records I make sit on a fine line between really commercial and really not commercial."
"I felt I didn’t have anything to say at first. I was scared of becoming stale. I had a formula for writing but I had to change or not write again," he rambled on. “If you carry on with the same sound you become a caricature of yourself and I was scared of that. I wanted to push myself as I’m not the sort of artist who can walk into a studio and ask a producer to write me a song, give me a sound and produce it for me."
Saying that he has worked with a handful of above-average pop brains on the album, notably Greg Wells, Benny Benassi, Pharrell Williams and Nick Littlemore from Pnau.
One song entitled 'Make You Happy' apparently appears twice on the album, "one is symphonic, with strings on it, and one is more electronic".
"The song is basically a very modern take on a very old concept. It takes the idea of a really old love song and turns it futuristic. It’s almost like a conversation between a robot and me. And also the chorus has the lyrics, ‘All I want to do is make you happy’ — they are very tender, like a mantra, and go round and round but are said by this vocoder voice, like a robot’s voice."
So there you have it.