Tasty Tracks of 2012: Make You Happy by Mika

Listeners do not often associate Mika with "grittiness," but his recent foray in EDM has granted some of his new music a wonderfully ragged and visceral quality. Case and point: "Make You Happy," an electronic love song strung together by a robotic voice chanting, "All I wanna do is make you happy." Mika's own voice swirls in and out, as the robot delivers its mantra and a heavy beat thuds underneath. What results is a messy, textured track of raw emotion. The irony that the singer-songwriter seems to tap into his humanity through the least organic means makes the song all the more interesting.

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