Totally agree, I've been listening to the demo version a lot lately, and it's just SO perfect. Really hope they will keep it simple.
It is only a demo version we heard so he must have re-recorded the vocals completely to make it sound better but I think they should keep that song simple and acoustic with no unnecessary instruments - perhaps an additional cello at most – as the dynamics of the song should ideally come from Mika’s voice and the piano.
There is this sadness and sort of desperation in the vocals of Overrated. Like he knows the relationship is built on a house of cards and it's only a matter of time before it comes crashing down but he's hoping it will last a bit longer. :
In my view, it is partly because of the context (to keep this simple, fragile and honest) but also the way he is singing it: it is classical singing, like in OMS or Lady Jane. That’s why, in my opinion, I’m Falling was spoilt when it was turned into such a predictable cathartic ballad in which you could basically visualize the Titanic appear in the second part of the song and Mika drown in the sea at the end of it... ( ) . I don’t think that arrangement suited Mika’s voice: the uniqueness of it was lost and so was the honesty in the song. I must add though, that at first I welcomed the magic touch of Walter Afanassieff but mainly because I thought that at least it would enable Mika to be launched to a wider audience should it feature on the soundtrack of a blockbuster. It never happened, unfortunately. Then later on, when I heard Leona Lewis’s ”I See You”, I even considered that they might have actually pitched that one to be on the Avatar soundtrack but did not receive t eventually. (This latter is only a theory though, with no facts to support it.)
Many others, actually. There are several songs with that title already… but you are right: ‘boys’ tend to feature in his lyrics a lot for some strange reason.
Who else would write a song called 'china boy'?!
Edited by suzie, 12 April 2012 - 03:40 PM.