MIKA has unveiled the official video for his sugary new summer anthem, “Ice Cream”. With a name ever so fitting for the start of the sunny season, “Ice Cream” is a bubbly, upbeat pop number that quickly surges into catchy synth-pop territory. And the Francesco Calabrese-directed, Barcelona-filmed video is everything we expected, capturing perfectly the dog days of scorching July heat and the sweet relief that comes with hearing the jingle of the ice cream truck. Watch a carefree MIKA as he navigates his way through the summer with dance routines, beach lounging, and his trusty Ice Cream van.

“Ice Cream was written on a day of extreme heat.” MIKA says of the song. “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.”

The song is a daydream fantasy,” he 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.”

Written by MIKA and co-written/produced by Daniel Black, ‘Ice Cream’ is the second single off MIKA’s forthcoming album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, due out October 4. Stay tuned for US tour dates!

MIKA European Tour Dates
Nov 10            London, UK                            Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Nov 12            Barcelona, Spain                    Razzmatazz
Nov 13            Madrid, Spain                         La Riviera
Nov 15            Pau, France                            Zenith
Nov 16            Toulouse, France                   Zenith
Nov 18            Aix-en-Provence, France        L’Arena du Pays d’Aix
Nov 19            Saint-Étienne, France             Zenith
Nov 21            Geneva, Switzerland              SEG Geneva Arena
Nov 22            Zurich, Switzerland                 Komplex 457
Nov 24            Turin, Italy                               Pala Alpitour
Nov 26            Ancona, Italy                           Promenteo Palace
Nov 27            Roma, Italy                             Palalottomatica
Nov 29            Bologna, Italy                          Unipol Arena
Nov 30            Montichiari, Italy                     Palageorge
Dec 02            Livorno, Italy                           Modigliani Forum
Dec 03            Milan, Italy                              Mediolanum Forum
Dec 14            Brussels, Belgium                   Forest National
Dec 15            Lille, France                            Zenith
Dec 17            Dijon, France                          Le Zenith de Dijon
Dec 19            Floirac, Bordeaux, France      Arkea Arena
Dec 20            Nantes, France                       Zenith
Dec 22            Paris, France                          Accor Hotel Arena

Jan 24             Caen, France                          Zenith
Jan 25             Niort, France                           L’Acclameur
Jan 29             Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg   Rockhal
Jan 30             Montbéliard, France               L’Axone
Feb 01             Padova, Italy                           Kioene
Feb 02             Bolzano, Italy                          Palaonda
Feb 05             Napoli, Italy                             Palapartenope
Feb 07             Bari, Italy                                Palaflorio
Feb 08             Reggio Calabria, Italy             Palacalafiore
Feb 13             Utrecht, Netherlands              TivoliVredenburg – Ronda
Feb 14             Strasbourg, France                 Zenith