This almost entirely overlooked treasure from 2007 has to be one of the best discoveries of my last year.
An almost entirely glam (pop) rock album which has already been out for years now, featuring a kid with the pipes and songwriting skills to blow anyone's socks off.
Mika, sounds uncannily JUST like Freddy Mercury, with perhaps just a little bit of George Michael thrown in. This kid is talented.
Why haven't I ever heard about him before? (Where are the rock promoters?)
Don't think anyone can sound as fantastic as Freddy Mercury? Well, Mika does.
Check out a few videos of some of his best work from Life in Cartoon Motion.
Trust me, though these are just some silly videos I grabbed off the internet so you could hear him now, but his entire album is fantastic. Very Glee meets…Freddy Mercury…meets…I don't know, but your kids will love it, and so will you.
Check it out:
his very happy stuff:
To think I popped it into my car's CD player simply to have something to listen to with the kids. Ha! I was the one who ended up falling in love it with the most. I think LICM may be up there with some of the coolest discoveries of this year.
I guess it's appropriate I found this in January, as it marks something of new year for me, and not just because it's a Chinese New Year, either, amongst other milestones. But, because it's my birthday, too.
So, I consider finding this album now something of a birthday present from the cosmos.
Is is Pop? Yep.
Glam rock? Yep.
Did I expect to fall in love with ANY of it? -- Nope.
Not at all.
Surprise! I did.
A dear friend with told me I'd love this and would do well to listen to the entire album with the sound up and the windows down.
I didn't think so at the time, but they were right:
So, thanks to the cosmos and most of all thanks to my dear friend who knows me so well.