Today, platinum-selling artist MIKA shares visuals to his latest summer anthem ‘Ice Cream’ out now via Republic Records / Casablanca Records. Watch below:
Directed by Francesco Calabrese and filmed in Barcelona, the ‘Ice Cream’ visuals see a carefree MIKA as vibrant as ever navigating his way through summer with dance routines, beach lounging and his trusty Ice Cream van. The summer bop was written by MIKA and co-written/produced by Daniel Black, along with Mark Crew and Dan Priddy. ‘Ice Cream’ is taken from MIKA’s forthcoming album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, to be released October 4.
“Ice Cream was written on a day of extreme heat.” MIKA comments, “It was the last few weeks of writing for the album; a writing period that lasted two years. Through the writing I had confronted personal, serious and at times painful issues, now I felt lighter and freer.”
He continues, “It was August in Italy. I wanted to run away to the sea, or just about anywhere. I dreamt about summer flings with someone totally stunning and out of my reach, I dreamt about the other person I always wish I was during the summer. Instead, I was left with all the discomforts of summer heat. Sweat, work deadlines, bee stings, and all this with no AC.”
“The song is a daydream fantasy.” MIKA adds, “It shimmers like a mirage, and makes me feel like anything is possible. Inspired by the irreverent attitude of the music of the 90s; George Michael among others. Dare to be the more proud version of yourself. Dare to be a sensual man, dare to express out loud the desires you always keep inside your head. That’s why and how I wrote it.”
MIKA will kick off his recently announced forthcoming European tour, in London this November with stops through Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy and more. He is also planning select U.S shows this Fall. Tickets for Europe here.