Mika returns with his new album
“The Origin of Love”
I asked Mika to answer my questions in 3 Words
3 words to describe “music changes” that you’ve done with this new album.
Mischievous. Joy. Chasing.
3 things you are scared of.
The ocean. Death. The smell of fish soup. All in equal order.
3 words to describe your fans.
Creative. Generous. Dangerous.
3 fundamental elements for the perfect pop song.
Melody. Lyrics that roll of the tongue. And fantasy.
3 good reasons to come back home.
Bare feet, fireplace and actual walls.
(The only private place when traveling on planes and trains seems to be the toilet.)
Name 3 great showmen/show women.
Barbara Streisand. Nina Simone. David Byrne.
3 qualities that a true showman should have.
Generosity. Confidence. And desperation.
3 artists whose work inspires you?
Encyclopaedia Pictura. Rachel Whiteread. Bjork.
3 situations in which you are unable to speak.
At a party full of strangers. At immigration. When I like someone.
Describe how the future is looking.
Ever-changing, but free.
3 ways to use a piano.
Pluck the strings. Sing into it. Dance on it.
(Interview by Giuliano Federico)