MIKA Debuts New Single, “Tiny Love”

Critically acclaimed, platinum-selling, global pop star MIKA debuts a new single “Tiny Love” today, alongside a W.I.Z.-directed video. Listen to it now HERE and watch the video now below. The track is the second single from MIKA’s highly anticipated new album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, out October 4. Pre-order the album HERE.

Of the track, MIKA says, “The most important thing in the world is the love we have for those around us, the love others offer us and the love we have for ourselves. That love can feel so massive and yet at the same time it’s so tiny and imperceivable to others. This song is a conscious decision to provoke that emotion. I knew I needed a different sort of director for this video, more art and film based. W.I.Z. was the perfect choice. From every detail in pre-production, to the art direction and casting, he has one thing in mind; to illustrate a complex narrative that he has written in his head. I am very proud of what he has made. An emotionally epic video for a song full of heart and love. Huge and Tiny at the same time.”

In celebration of the release, MIKA will make a long-awaited return to North America with the Tiny Love Tiny Tour this fall. The headline run kicks off with a show at New York City’s Brooklyn Steel on September 12. He then heads to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Montreal, before jetting overseas for a massive European arena tour. Tickets are on sale now, see below for a complete itinerary.

For his first full length in five years, MIKA explores his American heritage on My Name Is Michael Holbrook. While his tumultuous childhood began in Lebanon before fleeing to Paris and then London, he focuses the album on the roots he traces back to his father’s Savannah, Georgia upbringing. The work also paints a loving picture of his relationship with his mother, the woman who trained him, made his wardrobe for years on the road and most importantly taught him never to follow and always to express himself fearlessly. After writing in home studios in Miami and Tuscany over the course of two years, MIKA went to Brussels to record with producersMarc Crew and Dan Priddy.

“I hadn’t put out a record in four years. I didn’t know what to do when it came time to start the process and was honestly kind of at a loss,” MIKA says. “I felt a little disappointed by the commercial side of the industry. I didn’t want to make a record by numbers or by committee. I wanted to make an uncontaminated, homemade pop record.”

Born Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr. in 1983 as the third of five children, MIKA started vocal lessons at seven years old. Learning to play piano and write songs while showing otherworldly vocal range, MIKA quickly became a young virtuoso. MIKA’s musical success began with the release of his hit single, “Grace Kelly.” The single was featured on his debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion, which went straight to #1 in the UK and 11 other countries, going on to sell over seven million copies worldwide. Since his debut he has released three other Platinum selling full length albums, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, The Origin of Love, and No Place In Heaven. In addition, MIKA has not only won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, but he has also been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards. Additionally, his RA12 primetime variety show “Stasera Casa Mika” won the prestigious Rose D’or Award for Best Entertainment Series in 2017. Furthermore, he has been a judge on France’s The Voice for six years and hosts his own BBC2 Radio show “The Art of Song.”

September 12 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
September 13 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
September 15 Montreal, QC Corona
September 16 Montreal, QC Corona
September 18 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
September 21 Los Angeles, CA ACE
September 24 Mexico City, MX Plaza Condesa

November 10 London, UK Shepherd’s Bush Empire
November 12 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
November 13 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
November 15 Pau, France Zenith
November 16 Toulouse, France Zenith
November 18 Aix-en-Provence, France L’Arena du Pays d’Aix
November 19 Saint-Étienne, France Zenith
November 21 Geneva, Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena
November 22 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex 457
November 24 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour
November 26 Ancona, Italy Promenteo Palace
November 27 Roma, Italy Palalottomatica
November 29 Bologna, Italy Unipol Arena
November 30 Montichiari, Italy Palageorge
December 2 Livorno, Italy Modigliani Forum
December 03 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
December 14 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
December 15 Lille, France Zenith
December 17 Dijon, France Le Zenith de Dijon
December 19 Floirac, Bordeaux, France Arkea Arena
December 20 Nantes, France Zenith
December 22 Paris, France Accor Hotel Arena
January 24 Caen, France Zenith
January 25 Niort, France L’Acclameur
January 29 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal
January 30 Montbéliard, France L’Axone
February 1 Padova, Italy Kioene
February 2 Bolzano, Italy Palaonda
February 5 Napoli, Italy Palapartenope
February 7 Bari, Italy Palaflorio
February 8 Reggio Calabria, Italy Palacalafiore
February 13 Utrecht, Netherlands TivoliVredenburg – Ronda
February 14 Strasbourg, France Zenith