Oh, look, a brand new exclusive Mika interview!

 
Loving him hardcore

Well, that’s quite some year you’ve had! Who surprised you most when you met them?
Dustin Hoffman. He made me realise the biggest are always the best. And Paul McCartney: the warmth and sincerity of what he says. I met Paul like a week ago and we walked past each other. He looked at me and he goes, ‘So, is it Me-ka or My-ka?’ and I was slightly despondent about that but I wasn’t rude as I get it all the time but I said, ‘Oh, it’s fine, it’s Me-ka.’

You didn’t go mad?
I was fine about it. I didn’t say anything. Then he came up to me later that night and said, ‘You know what? I just have to tell you that I know your name is Mika. I think you took me seriously and I wanted to apologise. I know who you are and all about your music. Well done.’ And I thought to myself, ‘Wow, sometimes it pays not to be a dickhead once in a while. Know your place. Know who’s the boss and how it works out.’

What are the rumours you’ve been working with Madonna?
I have absolutely no idea where they came from. They’ve been around about eight months and I keep denying it. I was even on Graham Norton the other night and I had to say, ‘It’s all make believe.’ He just looked a bit disappointed and went, ‘Oh!’ I think that was the only reason he booked me on his show.

So, what does 2008 hold?
I’m on my American tour. Apparently, I sold out my New York show in a couple of days, which is amazing as we’re like a three- to four-thousand sized venue. Then I’m off to Canada to do arenas. I’m starting work on my second album. I already have, but I need more intense solitary work, just doing what I do. I will probably be doing a couple of slots at festivals in the Summer.

Does second-album syndrome worry you at all?
I seem to have more of a sense of humour about it than most people. I just think as long as it is musically intense, really melodic and tells a story. I think a lot of the problem with artists is that they go, ‘I hate what I did!’ I created what I do out of my own volition to begin with so I’m not stuck in that awful situation where I’m just trying to show people who I really am. I don’t want to do that, I just want to show people who I can also be. But let’s not kid about it, it’s not going to be easy. The first one was no way easy. However I am obsessed about it and want to make it good. I have absolutely no idea of when it will come out though.

Perez Hilton has been a big supporter of yours, hasn’t he?
Yeah, he has particularly in America and Australia. He does two things with his blog. On the one hand he does all the celebrity stuff, which gives him the hits, because people really want to read about them. But he also continually pushes new acts in a way that no other person can do. It really works! The amount of new acts he’s supported is just enormous. He really cares about the music. But I completely know that if I go out and make a complete tit of myself and get the attention then I’ll get grilled on his page as much as on any other.

Does it make you hold yourself back?
No, not at all. I go out all the time. I just don’t hang out at Mahiki [where the likes of Prince William go].

So, what’s your New Year’s resolution?
To be more money conscious. I’m not very good with it. Mind you, I haven’t seen any of it yet though!

There is a plethora of delicious Mika goodies out now, including the album Life in Cartoon Motion, a new single ‘Relax (Take It Easy)’ and ‘Lollipop’ available to download. Oh, and a DVD of him live.

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20 comments to “Oh, look, a brand new exclusive Mika interview!”

  1. wot a nice fella
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  2. J’adore Mika.

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  3. I guess you forgot to ask him when he’s coming out of the closet.

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  4. He forgot to mention what he previously said in an interview….that he was also planning to tour China, Korea, Japan Australia and New Zealand in 2008. Hmmm… change of plans???

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  5. Mika rules! I loved the bit about Paul McCartney and the name. Glad Paul knows all about him and likes his music. I know Mika’s new tour, and his album will be a great success!!!

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  6. He is wonderful! indeed! I would love him to see him work with Paul Mcartney on Something! I can’t wait to see him on Feb 14 and 15th! whooohooooo!

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  7. he seems like such a sweetie! i hope his second album goes well! I’ll be buying regardless, haha, but i’m sure it’ll be fantastic!

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  8. Mika is the best! I really love his music,I think hes very tallented.Hope he ll finally come to Serbia this year! I like that thing with Paul McCartney,its funny.Also,the whole interview is cool. Well done Mika,carry on!

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  9. Mika I luv you & your music that is all I can say.

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  10. Dont forget to vote for Mika at the Brit Awards!!!

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  11. mika is staight trust me.my mothers friends daughter was in relationship with him 3 years ago.

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  12. mika i love everything about you……

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  13. I would preffer Mika to be gay cause Id get so jealous ha ha!!.Who cares anyway he’d still be an amazing singer/songwriter and extremely sexy no matter what. =I LUV HIM=

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  14. I liked that interview Ive never read it before.Infact I dont read them I watch them on youtube and hav my family shouting MIKA oh Charley luvz MIKA I dont care though I do luv him and hav so much respect for him.I also had a dream about him the other night it was a good one.I THINK!

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  15. Is Mika gay,would u like to know more&by more I mean I eat chicken nuggets for breakfast.

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  16. hi …I LO0O0VE MIKA SO MUCH :)

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  17. WILL I DON’T THINK THAT ” MIKA IS GAY”

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  18. wicked interview!!! don’t you just LOVE Mika!!! I know I sure do!!!

    can’t wait for his 2nd album I’m sure it’ll be as spectacular as the 1st!!!

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  19. bunny b.. so if mika is straight then why is he keeping things quiet??? why doesn’t he just say he’s straight & shut people up???

    it baffles me

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  20. Missb,
    It’s about honor. If he is straight, he wouldn’t want that to define how the media sees him, just like you wouldn’t want a trivial fact about you to define how the world sees you. If he IS gay, same situation. BUT above all, it’s his buisness, not ours!! He’s already given us his music and time and love- isn’t that enough???? Please, please, PLEASE stop haggling him- it’s his right to be secretive!!
    :D
    Luna

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