New Japanese Vibes (57) – ENTHRALLS きょうはうまく眠れない

As with any genre, it is really difficult for an artist or band to set themselves apart from other peers in the musical game. For four-piece rock band ENTHRALLS, they have managed to carve out their individual personality while sitting neatly between their influences.

The opening chorus exchanges sounds like a direct incarnation from a Sakanaction tune, but closely follows with five-and-a-half minutes of magical, anthemic pop-rock stirred up by a fuel-driven rhythm line, sumptuous strings, a dazzling array of synths, bright piano chords and 井上佳子 Inoue Keiko’s heavenly yet full-bodied vocals somersaulting with freedom.

Other Info/Context

  • ENTHRALLS’ mini album Nemurenai Yoru ni was released on limited sale at the Shinjuku Tower Records in October 10th 2015.
  • The album was released nationwide on April 16th.

© Isaku Takahashi