British singer-songwriter Mika on Thursday released a sampler of his much anticipated third studio album The Origin of Love.

The 28-year-old Mika's 2007 Life in Cartoon Motion spawned six singles, helping it become the ninth best-selling album in the world that year. His much anticipated 2009 follow up, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, produced three singles: We Are Golden, Blame It on the Girls, and Rain.

In anticipation of the new album, Mika has released videos for the tracks Make You Happy and Celebrate (featuring Pharrell Williams).

Mika came out gay and talked about his relationship for the first time in the September issue of gay glossy Instinct.

“If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. And it's only through my music that I've found the strength to come to terms with my sexuality beyond the context of just my lyrics. This is my real life,” Mika said.

The Origin of Love includes 13 new songs and arrives on October 16. (The audio sampler is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)