Words: Steve Brown
Mika goes cruising in his new video for his latest single ‘Sanremo’.
The new single comes from Mika’s brand-new album ‘My Name is Michael Holbrook’ and in the new video – directed by W.I.Z - we see the singer/songwriter leave his wife and daughter to visit an underground gay cruising area where a sailor is seen pour milk down over men.
W.I.Z told Billboard: “[The clip takes place in] an era when homosexuality, if not illegal, was socially unacceptable, a time of discrimination and persecution.
“‘Sanremo’ represents his utopian dream, a fictional place of liberation and transcendence.”
Mika, who has appeared as a judge on The X Factor Italy and The Voice France in recent years, is set to return to London next month to play a show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, before embarking on a Europe-wide series of shows as part of his not-so-tiny 'Tiny Love Tiny Tour'.
The album is Mika’s first full-length record since 2015's No Place in Heaven.
Watch the video to the new single below: