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Hi, I'm Mika, and we are at a studio in London at Hoxton Square.
And this is my engineer Angie,
who's gonna help me...
kind of go through each song of this album,and...
talk about each song,
how I wrote it, why I wrote it,
and also how I recorded it, and...
what I like about each song.
This song's called Lola.
It's started off as a chorus,
and the chorus was "Lola, I've made up my mind."
"I'm not gonna fall in love this time."
And that was it. There was nothing else.
I like the idea that I'm having a conversation with this...
friend called Lola, and I'm saying, you know,
"I've had it. I've decided. You're right. I'm gonna fall in love this time."
And there wasn't really much else to it.
We kind of wrote and produce this in the space of four hours, um...
in a hotel room in Miami,
in a studio and a hotel room in Miami.
And it started with this.
And the idea of that groove is simply because...
it sounded like Fleetwood Mac with a little bit of Billy Jean in it.
And then the bass line, we programmed in
because we tried to used a real bass but it didn't really sound very good.
The reason why the bass didn't sound good when we tried to play was because
we didn't have a bass player, and we didn't have a budget for a bass player, so...
...really we tried to play it, and it's crap.
So we ended up using a plug-in in...in...
...like, able to do something, which is like...
playing like this.
That's like a garage band record, but it doesn't sound like it. It sounds...
it sounds kind of slick and vintage.
Maybe 'cause it's so badly done.
Badly but well.
And then the piano on it...
is similar to the piano that's on "Origin", and it's all about just...
I guess with me, everyone always assumes that I'm playing all the time, which I do,
so with this album, I was like,
how about just playing when we need to?
And the effect was kind of cool.
For some reason when I was writing this, I kept on telling...and producing it,
again, it happened at the same time.
I kept on telling everyone this feels like...
I feel like I did when I wrote "Love Today". I don't know why,
but there was just this...thing about it that made it feel that way.
And I guess it was when I was working on this section
particularly that I felt like that.
(You can stop it if you try) (Love makes you laugh and makes you cry)
(The oldest game in the history repeating)
(You can stop it if you try) (Love makes you laugh and makes you cry)
(The oldest game in the history repeating)
(Lola)
(Lola baby it's just another love song)
(Lola)
(Lola baby it's just another love song)
(Lola, I've made up my mind)
(Lola baby it's just another love song)
(Lola, I've made up my mind)
(Lola baby it's just another love song)
That's "Lola".
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米卡-Track by Track【蘿拉】MIKA -Track by Track (The Making of Lola)

2580 Folder Collection
李欣倩 published on June 17, 2014
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