Japanese-Filipino pop singer ena mori has released a self-shot music video for her latest single, titled ‘TALK! TALK!’.
The song, produced by Timothy Run, arrived on major streaming services on Friday (March 5). The song starts off with ena mori singing on top of a cappella harmonies before it kicks in with upbeat percussion, kooky samples and dramatic string swoops.
The artist also released an accompanying music video for the track on Friday, March 12. The music video, was self-shot on an iPhone, according to ena mori. Check out the trippy video – which features sock puppets – below.
“‘TALK! TALK!’ MV was completely DIY and shot with an iPhone just like the ‘FALL INLOVE!’ MV. I had fun making those puppets and filming them in my bedroom,” said ena mori.
She added: “(RALIUG) Daniel Aguilar was a big help during the process of making this music video, he edited it beautifully. It was a very challenging yet enjoyable experience.”
On Instagram, the artist gave fans more context about the song’s theme, revealing that it is about “dealing with many voices in your head.”
“The more we isolate ourselves the more voices that hunt us, and this is a song reflecting my own issues,” she said. “It was challenging making this record since we were all far away from each other, but I had so much fun working with this track.”
In another post on the same day, the artist said writing ‘TALK! TALK!’ was an eye-opening experience. “In isolation and had nothing to do but to reflect through the sound I was creating, it truly challenged me to face my emotions and confidence,” she said.
“I wanted to share this because I know they are many out there that are about to fall at the edge of something meaningful.” She added the writing process taught her to be kind to her creation.
ena mori debuted in 2018 with her single ‘Got U Good’, which was followed up with other tracks such as ‘Light’ and ‘Telephone’.
Her self-titled debut EP, released last February, was nominated for the Asian Songwriter Award category at Taiwan’s 11th Golden Indie Music Awards in October. The EP also
made NME‘s list of the 25 best Asian albums of 2020.
In November, ena mori released a new version of her single ‘FALL INLOVE!’, which is a ’80s-driven ballad version of the pop single.