I originally downloaded Relax back at the end of 2006 when Mika had yet to have his mega hit with the brilliant Grace Kelly. I loved it then and i still love it now, testament to the song's staying power. It's a infectious synth-pop number that could have come straight out of the 80s, based as it is on a sample of The Cutting Crew's '(I Just Died) In Your Arms) 1986 New Wave classic. The song shows a more serious side to Mika and makes for a strong addition to his repetoire.
The numerous b-sides feature a nice live cover version of the Jackson Five's 'I Want You Back' as well as 'Lolipop' from the same concert and a really good remix of Relax which amps the 80s vibe up even more. Unfortunately, the remix of Lollipop leaves a lot to be desired though. All in all, a great buy though - Mika was the true star of 2007 and i look forward to hearing more from him.
1. Relax, Take It Easy
2. Lollipop (Live From L'Olympia, Paris)
3. I Want You Back (Live From L'Olympia, Paris)
4. Relax, Take It Easy (Dennis Christopher Mix Radio Edit)
5. Lollipop (Fred Deakin Remix Radio Edit)