Mika: Lola

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Posted October 30, 2012 by in

Rating

Overall
 
 
 
 
 

4.5/ 5

Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genre: Pop
 
Producer: Mika, Benjamin Garrett
 
Writer: Mika, Benjamin Garrett, Jodi Marr
 
Label: Casablanca, Barclay
 
Format: Digital download
 
Release Date: 16 September 2012
 

Pros:

Succulent melodic pop full of boombastic bass guitar, cute handclaps and dreamy Eighties retreats
 

Cons:

The failure from the label's superpowers in not pushing this as a radio single
 

Non-single off of Mika’s third disc is a standout track hungry for pop radio, even with all of its apparent nostalgic flavor

by J Matthew Cobb
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Non-single off of Mika’s third disc is a standout track hungry for pop radio, even with all of its apparent nostalgic flavor

Brit boy Mika squeezes George Michael pop finesse, Beach Boy “oh-ahhs,” a Motown back beat and dreamy ‘80’s electro whizzes into the enjoyable album track of “Lola,” heard on his third LP, The Origin of Love. It isn’t entirely retro. Certain elements ring with an indie pop gleam while the booming bass – a bit louder than usual – give off all the vibes of elementary, yet proficient r&b. But it is the sing-a-long chorus that easily plants a smile on your face of the cute boy-to-girl songs of the rock n’ roll era: “Lola, I made up my mind/I’m not gonna fall in love this time.” It is apparent that the song should’ve been a single…had it been 1984, squeezed right between a happy playlist of New Wave and Lionel Richie.

 

LISTEN TO:
MIKA – LOLA

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About the Author

J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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