When it comes to writing love songs, artists tend to focus on the larger-than-life, grandiose aspects of infatuation. But pop star Mika, as per usual, is different -- he wants to talk about the small moments that make falling head-over-heels so great.
On Friday (August 16), the singer revealed his new song "Tiny Love," an ode to the mundane side of love despite the track's grandiose production, sounding like an early-era Queen B-side. The song opens with the singer explaining what true love is not, including "a sunrise over canyons shaped like hearts," or "bursting into song in Central Park." Rather, he contends, it's "a 'still-there-Monday-morning' kind of love."
The video, directed by high-concept artist W.I.Z., takes a more exact approach to the song's title. It shows the singer in a confusing fun house apartment with his tall lover; throughout the surrealist video, Mika and his flame eat cherries, play piano and lounge around, before the star is shrunk down to fit in the palm of a hand. "You get me high on a tiny love," he sings to his enormous paramour.