The newer tracks shy away from the deliciously upbeat (like “Lollipop” and “Relax, Take It Easy”) and have a weightier feel (both lyrically and cerebrally), but they’re as magical and infectious as ever. You can download Songs of Sorrow at Mika’s site, where you can also preview three of the tracks. We may be able to blame Canada for a late start to last night’s performance (Mika’s flight from Montreal was apparently delayed), but let’s focus on thanking Lebanon and England (and some higher musical power) for Mika.
-- JOSEPH HASSAN
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