Photos by Cru Camara
I’m sure you’ve heard of the stereotype that pop is for airheads. But I’m also sure (I sure hope so) that you’ve heard that pop music is capable of so much more than churning out Top 40 hits — or rather, that there is so much more depth and complexity to Top 40 hits. Case in point: artists like Lorde and Robyn make music that squarely fits into the pop genre, but offer much more than just bubblegum.
One artist who hopes one day to join these ranks is Ena Mori. Ena is a halfJapanese, half-Filipino singer-songwriter signed under Offshore Music, Ely Buendia’s label. Her music is a blend of lively synths and bass that’s hard not to dance to whether you’re in the club or in your room. Needless to say, it slaps.
Right now, Ena is gearing up to launch her EP on Feb. 27, which will contain remastered versions of her first few singles along with some new music. I caught up with Ena to talk about, well, her music, her new EP, and what makes pop cooler than you think.