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ena mori ‘SOS’ – WATCH

By RawKeith

June 14, 2022

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Synth-pop singer-songwriter ena mori has shared the video for her latest single, ‘SOS’ which was released on the 3rd of June via Offshore Music Ph. The video marks the end of a trilogy, following the videos for her previous singles, ‘OH, BLEEDING HEARTS’ and ‘VIVID’. The original song was co-written and produced by Timothy Run, who drums for the Filipino pop-rock group One Click Straight. 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, God Is In The TV Zine, 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. 

Bright and cheerful, ena mori’s latest music video is high energy and yet elements of more serious and obscure topics shine through. Shot entirely in one room, the viewer is met with bold colours and a desperate need to keep moving so as to not allow the monotony to consume. The occasional flash of a gasmask here and an unseen viewer there keeps the video from entering any kind of foreseen territory.  

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 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.

ena mori tells us about the creation of the video: “The music video is a continuation of the 2 videos (OH, BLEEDING HEARTS? and VIVID), and the end of the trilogy. I had so much fun creating the atmosphere of SOS together with my director, Daniel Aguilar (Raliug) from LUNCHBOX. Despite the pandemic restrictions, we were able to bring our vision to life and I am very grateful for the opportunity. “


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