13 September 2019 – Mika : Tiny Love Tiny Tour – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn
If there's one that I do not expect to see in the US, it is Mika ! and yet, Lebanese singer has two sold-out nights in New York with his "Tiny Love Tiny Tower". A few weeks before the release of his album "My Name is Michael Holbrook", he embarks on a North American tour before paying a tour of France to present his new songs.
I know the room, I got already visited twice to Miguel and Christine and the Queens. I also have great memories. There are many people in the queue, but the entrance is quickly. Once inside : I see that there is no decoration on stage, but I'm not really surprised because c & rsquo; is a petite tour as the name & rsquo; indicates. The first part is provided by Kiesza, a pop singer who offers us some acoustic songs : it is divine. I was won 😍 Mark this day of & rsquo; a milestone because you will not hear me often compliment a first part ! After a few minutes of waiting, the show starts.
The musicians take place. Mika's voice resonates in the room. We hear the singer reciting a text about love. L'intro « Ice Cream » then start and Mika entered. He wears a red suit and a white ruffled shirt. To be honest with you, I do not really have listened to the last song and I am pleasantly surprised by it, live arrangements are really nice! After a few words of welcome, it introduces another song from his upcoming album : « Dear Jealousy ». This is my evening's heart stroke! I listen loop since 🎧.
Without transition, he moves on « Relax (Take It Easy) ». I was a little worried about rehear these securities for the umpteenth time, but eventually ... I take myself to the game, carried by the euphoria of the other spectators. The arrangement is top and the atmosphere, absolutely perfect. It offers a new youth « Origin Of Love » which is a real public with cardboard. I'm really happy to hear and see the reactions, because it is my favorite album title all confused ❤ The video is on YouTube and at the end of this article for those who wish!
He dedicated the next song to his mother and aunts ... explaining that they are likely to blame him! It is enough since it is « Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) » 😅. This is not one of my favorite, but it is always well received by the public! He then moved to the piano for a few words with the audience before starting « Tiny Love », from the new album. The title is a rock ballad that reminds Queen. It n & rsquo; is not really my cam 🤔. Same thing for « Blue », a refined ballad that sings in falsetto missing some accuracy.
Fortunately for me the evening off again through « Underwater » which also seems to have the public's favor. It's a beautiful song and I'm delighted he's still done in 2019. Back at the piano for a haunting melody reminiscent of his first album ... Right in the 1000 🎯 This is « Lollipop ». He recites the first verse and let the public take the chorus! The atmosphere is crazy! He followed with « Popular Song » before going turn into scenes ... And yes, it transpires our friend Mika! Having swapped his shirt against a T-shirt, the entame « Tomorrow », a future tracks from his new album. The title is up-tempo and somewhat reminiscent of eighties pop. The voice sometimes gets stuck, but I have a good feeling : I'm curious enough to hear the album version.
He plays with nostalgia « Happy Ending » which is always a nice time, before moving on « Love Today », one of the biggest evening cartons! Everybody sings, everyone dances, the atmosphere is at its height! I'll let you see the video at the end of the article. Mika is unleashed ! One of the spectators gave him a jacket on which is embroidered an ice cream cone – probably a reference to the last single dated, « Ice Cream ». After this moment of madness, he moves on « We Are Golden », allowing it to close the main set. The title is a must, I just love it! We are not what you think we are, we are golden! 🌈
After a short reminder, it offers the public the long awaited « Grace Kelly ». As I have told you earlier this Article : I really thought to be drunk to rehear this kind of pieces and ultimately it is just the opposite; since this morning, I redo my entire discography! For a moment, I feel that it will take "Tiny Love" that I did not like a few minutes earlier, but it is an illusion to better follow up on « Stay High ». This is a very energetic piece, with a battery that beats strong : this is the perfect way to close an evening like this !
I went to this concert without particular expectations and I came out absolutely delighted! I was happy to see him on stage and hear again these songs I had not heard for a long time. I even had the chance to meet fans with whom I was discussing for some time on social networks! Regarding the setlist, I obviously had other desires, but I had my favorite title, « Origin Of Love », so I'm happy! And, about his new songs, I found that he had supported with great enthusiasm and energy. Although I did not were delighted - it ad still a nice album! Musically it was also top, I found that the songs were much better live than in studio version.
level scéno, costumes, etc., obviously not much to say about it – but I can promise you that he put all his energy into this show. He has charisma, it attracts light, he moves a lot : he does not need anything more to ensure. It interacts with the public as much, we feel that he wanted to share his ideas, his memories, I felt a closeness! I look forward to the album now ! I think we will not soon see again here, but you never know ... I will be whatever happens at the rendezvous !
We left with the photos and videos of the evening! If you like Mika, I invite you to discover the articles that I have devoted to it since the launch of the site by clicking here : #Mika. We, we find ourselves very quickly with a French artist who honors us to start her tour in New York ... Ideas ?
Setlist : Ice Cream / Dear Jealousy / Relax (Take It Easy) / Origin Of Love / Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) / Tiny Love / Blue / Underwater / Lollipop / Popular Song / Tomorrow / Happy Ending / Love Today / We Are Golden / Grace Kelly / Stay High