The singer revealed on Friday that his album My Name Is Michael Holbrook (a partial reference to his full name, Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr) is slated to be released on 4 October.
On the same day, he unveiled a new song titled “Ice Cream” – a catchy summer tune in line with the colourful pop that turned Mika into a sensation with the 2007 hit Life in Cartoon Motion.
The song, Mika said in an Instagram post, “was written on a day of extreme heat in August”.
He crafted it over the last few weeks of a two-year writing period for his new album.
“Through the writing I had confronted personal, serious and at times painful issues. By the end of it I felt lighter and freer. This was one of the last songs written for the new album,” he added.
“The song is a daydream fantasy. Like a heat mirage, and makes me feel like anything is possible.”
The singer will begin a European tour on 10 November in London.
He will then perform in Spain and France before heading to Switzerland and wrapping up in Italy.
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