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ena mori ‘SOS’ – LISTEN

By RawKeith

June 6, 2022

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Synth-pop singer-songwriter ena mori has released her latest single, ‘SOS’ on the 3rd of June via Offshore Music Ph. The song is co-written and produced by Timothy Run, who drums for the Filipino pop-rock group One Click Straight and marks the end of a trilogy, following the release of her previous singles, ‘OH, BLEEDING HEARTS’ and ‘VIVID’. ena mori has received significant support from NME Magazine, having been selected for the Top 25 Best Asian Albums of 2020, nominated as the Best New Asian Act for the BandLAB NME Awards 2022 as well as The NME 100: Essential Emerging Artists of 2022. Other support includes CLASH Magazine, Noisey, CNN Philippines, Esquire Philippines, Dingle, BandWagon Asia, as well as NME Asia New Music Friday, earning herself just under 1.4 million plays across platforms. 

Half-Japanese and half-Filipino and currently based in Manila, Philippines ena mori started her musical journey as a child, inspired by her mother to bang out Chopin and Mozart pieces as soon as she had the chance. Lockdown saw the ena mori turn to acts such as Cocteau Twins, Bjork and Talking Heads which would inspire her to create her latest release. In turn, her sound is a stunning mix between the classic and contemporary, drawing parallels to the works of Tori Amos, The Weeknd, Grimes and Bjork to name a few.

Shouting out to all the youth to stand up for what they believe in, ena mori provides all of the rebellious touches of the 60’s while layering them in modern production styles in her latest single. Poignant and yet cheerfully upbeat, ‘SOS’ captures the disillusionment of youth, contrasts it against humour and begs for hope in the future one bubbly element at a time.  

Speaking of the single, ena mori tells us: “I wanted to write a song dedicated to my friends and the youth. As the world revolves constantly, we tend to forget what it is that we truly want in our lives, what is important. SOS is about standing up for what you care about and what you believe in. I’d like to inspire every person who struggles to find their life’s passion. Since SOS came from a post-war 60s theme, Tim (Producer) and I wanted to recreate the quirky-ness and the sarcasm through the production. With an upbeat tempo and a percussive bass, we wanted to make a song that you could do "the swim" with.” 


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