ena mori

Singer-songwriter ena mori is a walking musical paradox. Banged out Chopin and Mozart pieces as a kid; now churning bangers. Her tunes hopping with neon-light vibrance, but also bopping with lovelorn soul, owing to her Japanese-Filipino pedigree. But whatever hyphenated tag critics and admirers alike choose to append to her material—art-pop, synth-pop, dream-pop—the ena mori crusade is, essentially, one in vigorous defense of pop musicmaking (full stop): a criminally undermined enterprise she’s working not so much to salvage but ravage (full stop), which is to say, in her own words, “I’ve always wanted to write pop that pushes boundaries.”

From starry-eyed beginnings—music competitions in her youth (“I was that Asian kid”); a music-production college thesis that was a portent of things to come (it included her debut EP’s “Light,” and “Walk Away”);ena mori has certainly proven her mettle in Manila and beyond, earning nods from Taiwan’s Golden Indie Music Awards (nominated for the Asian Songwriter Award) and, most recently, making it to The NME 100, a prestigious 2022 watch-out list from the revered music publication. ena mori just released her album "DON'T BLAME THE WILD ONE!".

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Details

From:

Parañque, , PHILIPPINES

Genre:

Pop

Subgenre:

Electronic

Professional Connections:

ena mori is seeking the following:

  • Booking Agent - Worldwide