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Mika: 'Kick-Ass'

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Released on Monday, May 3 2010

Post-'We Are Golden', Mika's career trajectory has taken one hell of a nosedive. After 'Rain' and 'Blame It On The Girls' both stalled - somewhat eerily - at number 72 on the charts, the bigwigs seems to have stormed the cockpit to reverse his descent. The result? 'Kick-Ass', a one-off collaboration with producer-du-jour RedOne promoting the film of the same name.

The verses have all the usual Mika ingredients - a handful of quirky lyrics, a dash of piano and a sprinkling of his trademark wail - and it's only when the chorus kicks in that we hear the RedOne effect. Against some serious synths and heavy Auto-Tuning, Mika proclaims: "We are young / We are strong / We're not looking for where we belong." The combination of sonic trademarks actually works remarkably well, creating a pop stomper that's empowering, oh-so-contemporary and packed with personality. The result? Mika shouldn't need to worry about a crash landing just yet.


> Click here to watch the 'Kick-Ass' video

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