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Mika revealed another song today in an interview on Radio Monte Carlo. It's a duet with Jack Savoretti, called Ready to Call This Love. You can hear it at around 2:05:00 here:  https://www.radiomontecarlo.net/audio/due-come-noi/50017/mercoledi-dalle-10-00-alle-13-00.html

 

Here are the lyrics, best as I can tell:

 

I'm afraid of the world
Losing love in the dark
Every time that I move too fast I fall apart

 

But I think you're the same
And I know that you're scared
Think too much of the end and we will never start

 

We still sleep with the light on
So afraid it'll go wrong

 

Take your time if you need it
But don't wait when you know you feel it
And you're ready to call, ready to call this love

 

Don't speak if you don't believe it
But please say those words if you mean it
And you're ready to call, ready to call this love

 

I don't know what to say
That's unusual for me

 

First step is the hardest one you'll ever take

 

You can't see sparks with the light on
Let's be brave turn the light off

 

Take your time if you need it
But don't wait when you know you feel it
And you're ready to call, ready to call this love

 

Don't speak if you don't believe it
But please say those words if you mean it
And you're ready to call, ready to call this love

 

Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
Are you ready to call this love
Ready to call ready to call this love

Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
Are you ready to call this love
Ready to call ready to call this love

 

Take your time if you need it
But don't wait when you know you feel it
And you're ready to call, ready to call this love

 

Are you ready to call this love

 

Take your time if you need it
But don't wait when you know you feel it
And you're ready to call, ready to call this love

 

Don't speak if you don't believe it
But please say those words if you mean it
And you're ready to call, ready to call this love

 

Are you ready to call, ready to call this love


Are you ready?

 

What do you think of this beautiful ballad? :fangurl:

 

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56 minutes ago, dcdeb said:

What do you think of this beautiful ballad? :fangurl:

 

Thank you for the lyrics! :flowers2: It is such a beautiful song indeed, I know I love it :wub2:  ( much more than Youth And Love, tbh :rolleyes: )  Their voices are great together, I hope it will get to be played a lot on radios! 

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i love it...from what we've heard to far, there's not a single bad on on this album

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What a wonderful surprise! I was really waiting for this song from the moment I saw the title. Such a wonderful ballad! One of those which give me a giant smile and also tears in the eyes at the same time.:cloud: I love how their voices sound together.

This song is full of emotion ans feels very intimate. Which is unusual considering it is a duet. Also a duet for Mika generally is unusual. I would love to know the story behind it. For now, it seems to be about falling in love with someone you didn't expect to fall in love with (like a friend?) and being afraid to admit it, afraid that you may ruin it. Or that the world won't understand (which I think refers to it being a love between 2 men). 

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Thanks Deb for the lyrics. :flowers2:

 

I like it a lot more than Youth & Love. It also has this 80s vibe to it, but I like Jack's voice more on this one - his voice is very different from Mika's, and on the other song it bothers me, because you can strongly hear the difference. In this one it's not that huge, it fits better together imo.

 

Also, Youth & Love was written by Jack, and I think this one was written by both, or just Mika? Do we know?

 

Generally I'm not too much into love ballads atm - just yesterday I heard a ballad on the radio which I used to love ("Sea of love"), and I still think it's ok but I can't 'bath' in it like I used to. Maybe because my life with 2 kids is more hectic than romantic atm. :lmfao: That's why I hope there won't be that many of such slow songs on the CD. Which is funny, because I used to say that Mika should do more ballads. :teehee:

 

I think I like it about as much as San Remo. I certainly agree that so far there's no song on the album that I don't like!

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Such a beautiful song! And a next song from the album which is soooo different from the others.

Each song we already know are like gems. Each is different, beautiful but make a part of one neckless.

 

Now when I see the cover of the album with a hand and planets (and geese :wink2: ) I can tell that the songs are like different planets of the same system. They turning around one SUN - MIKA :fangurl:

 

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I was waiting this duet because Youth and Love was masterpiece. Their voice so fit together

 

This song is sooo soft i love it :mikalove:

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It is such a nice song and so pleasent for ears. Their voices are so different but they sound remarkable together! I like what you say @Anna Ko Kolkowska about planets. I was thinking the same when singles were coming out. Each song is different, musically, emotionally but it's like rainbow after rain. This album is going to be huuuge! Can't wait till Friday! 😍

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Having listened to this song, I like the way their voices complement each other.

 

I also think that this is a song that other artists are going to want to cover, whether as duets or solo voices.

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Jack Savoretti tweets

 

 

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On 10/2/2019 at 5:32 PM, dcdeb said:

(She gets her sparks with the light on?)

 

Genius has this line as ' You can see sparks with the light on'.

 

This song reminds me of Pick up off the floor but less cynical, I dont get the feeling theyre singing at each other but about a broken hearted friend.

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Another review - I Don't understand why the writer don't like this track. Here is a part about RTCTL, translated into english 

 

https://www.maxazine.nl/2019/10/07/mika-my-name-is-michael-holbrook/

 

On the album there is a terrible mistake, which may have been forced upon him by the record company. There is a duet with no one less than Jack Savoretti, the crooner-lossball whose music I described earlier as the perfect soundtrack of the 70s soft porn film 'Emmanuele Nera'. Savoretti is pushed and promoted in such a way that it is almost suspicious. The man was crazy about Pinkpop this year. Fortunately, that went by quite unnoticed. The song is called 'Ready to call this Love'. Horrifying to hear, and incomprehensible that Savoretti is being promoted here too. Fortunately we can fast forward and then we come to 'Cry', another beautiful typical Mika song with a nice electronic groove and beautiful vocals.

 

:o 

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On 10/2/2019 at 9:32 AM, dcdeb said:

 

(She gets her sparks with the light on?)
Let's be brave turn the light off

 

 

11 hours ago, ellie said:

 

Genius has this line as ' You can see sparks with the light on'.

 

This song reminds me of Pick up off the floor but less cynical, I dont get the feeling theyre singing at each other but about a broken hearted friend.

 

I think it's "You can't see sparks with the light on". To me that makes more sense with the next line :dunno:

 

 

52 minutes ago, MatanBenYosef224 said:

Another review - I Don't understand why the writer don't like this track. Here is a part about RTCTL, translated into english 

 

https://www.maxazine.nl/2019/10/07/-my-name-is-michael-holbrook/

 

On the album there is a terrible mistake, which may have been forced upon him by the record company. There is a duet with no one less than Jack Savoretti, the crooner-lossball whose music I described earlier as the perfect soundtrack of the 70s soft porn film 'Emmanuele Nera'. Savoretti is pushed and promoted in such a way that it is almost suspicious. The man was crazy about Pinkpop this year. Fortunately, that went by quite unnoticed. The song is called 'Ready to call this Love'. Horrifying to hear, and incomprehensible that Savoretti is being promoted here too. Fortunately we can fast forward and then we come to 'Cry', another beautiful typical Mika song with a nice electronic groove and beautiful vocals.

 

:o 

 

What'd Jack do to this author?! Doesn't seem like the proper place for them to express their obvious dislike of him :annoyed_h4h:  I'm just glad they don't hate Mika that much!

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54 minutes ago, MatanBenYosef224 said:

Another review - I Don't understand why the writer don't like this track. Here is a part about RTCTL, translated into english 

 

https://www.maxazine.nl/2019/10/07/mika-my-name-is-michael-holbrook/

 

On the album there is a terrible mistake, which may have been forced upon him by the record company. There is a duet with no one less than Jack Savoretti, the crooner-lossball whose music I described earlier as the perfect soundtrack of the 70s soft porn film 'Emmanuele Nera'. Savoretti is pushed and promoted in such a way that it is almost suspicious. The man was crazy about Pinkpop this year. Fortunately, that went by quite unnoticed. The song is called 'Ready to call this Love'. Horrifying to hear, and incomprehensible that Savoretti is being promoted here too. Fortunately we can fast forward and then we come to 'Cry', another beautiful typical Mika song with a nice electronic groove and beautiful vocals.

 

:o 

 

Ehh.. the forced marketing around Jack is pretty obvious :teehee:

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4 hours ago, Martyna said:

https://pridesource.com/article/qa-mika-on-his-cathartic-new-album-writing-it-on-a-shtty-white-piano-the-consequences-of-being-out/

As much progress as weve made, your song with Italian singer Jack Savoretti, called Ready to Call This Love, is still a rare thing. 

Well, let me tell you: Hes a really good looking guy. (Laughs.) Hes charming. Hes like an old-fashioned movie star, but in a 30-something-year-old body.

Is that what appealed to you about him when you chose your male duet partner?

His voice. Firstly, the fact that he didnt even bat an eyelid at the fact that it was a love song and it didnt even come up in conversation. He was just like, Its really beautiful. That was it. Id love to do this, its really beautiful, full stop. And then the fact that his voice is such a contrast to mine and all that, and when you consider that hes a married guy and hes got a kid, it was just a no-brainer for him. 

People are gonna say, Why didnt Mika pick a gay duet partner?

And Im gonna say, Well, why not? Thats it. Thats really all I can say. Because its beautiful. And I was asked this, actually, in an interview a week ago for a major gay website in Europe and I said, Have you done interviews with heterosexual couples who have done duets? Girl and guy? He said, Yeah. I said, Did you ever ask them if they were ever actually in a relationship or if they actually wanted to be in a relationship with each other? If they actually found each other attractive? So I said, Whats the difference between two guys? He said, Oh yeah, youve got a good point. I said, Considering you’re coming from a gay website, dont you think you shouldve thought about that beforehand?” 

Theres a real push for LGBTQ roles to go to LGBTQ actors, and some people feel the same when it comes to music, especially since duets between two men happen so infrequently.

And I completely respect that. If anything, I really like and I respect that opinion, and I love the fact that a song like this can even provoke a question like that. I think thats a good thing. Its a good conversation to have. Its not like, Oh, is the song cool or not? Its nothing to do with that. Its, Should I have had a gay guy or not with me? I think thats a really good dialogue to provoke. 

Could you have even released a song like this at the beginning of your career? Would that have been allowed?

Allowed? I dont know. I would like to say that it wouldve been allowed. But its hard to imagine it wouldve happened. Thats the most diplomatic answer I can come up with. And you know what, besides, I wouldve given songs to my partner to sing, but the truth is that Andy sings like a donkey so it wouldve sounded like s**t. The only thing he knows how to sing are Morrissey songs because theres only one or two notes in them! (Wickedly, playfully laughs.) 

And on that note, Ill let you go to bed.

(Laughs.) And on that note, hes gonna kill me. 

 

Funny this article should come out today as just this morning i was listening to the song, thinking to myself "awww what a sweet love song, I wish Andy was singing it with Mika instead".  Seeing Mika say this though...... meh, i still wanna hear him sing it with Andy, they can just use studio magic to make Andy sound better :teehee: 

 

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I just noticed that when I'm in the right mood for this song, I can add it to my (huge) list of faves from this album - it's simply beautiful. :wub2:

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23 minutes ago, mellody said:

I just noticed that when I'm in the right mood for this song, I can add it to my (huge) list of faves from this album - it's simply beautiful. :wub2:

It's the most played one from my list, after every song I come back and listen again to this one, it's such a soft beautiful ballad :wub2:

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19 hours ago, ellie said:

 

Genius has this line as ' You can see sparks with the light on'.

 

This song reminds me of Pick up off the floor but less cynical, I dont get the feeling theyre singing at each other but about a broken hearted friend.

 

8 hours ago, kreacher said:

 

 

I think it's "You can't see sparks with the light on". To me that makes more sense with the next line :dunno:

 

 

I was just coming here to say this! I agree, Dee, "can't" makes much more sense. It's hard to hear in the recording, so hopefully Mika will do this live soon and we'll be able to hear better.

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33 minutes ago, silver said:

It's getting quite a lot of views on YouTube

 

It's not me this time. :naughty: I haven't learned the lyrics yet :blush-anim-cl:

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