Hailing from Fukuoka, multi-talented Fujita Ena is perhaps known more for her…interesting choice of performance attire than her music and in my opinion that’s a bit of a shame. Her latest album “Iromono” sees her sound take on a darker, some might say more mature, sound at times, with plenty of inspiration being drawn upon from the Alternative Rock genre this time around. Prime example of this being on tracks such as “Chou DIE” or “WAR I NEED” which feature intense, foot stomping instrumentals. The album’s softer side makes itself known later on however with the soothing melodies of “Ano no Hi no Hifi” and “Shinjuku” cleansing the ears from earlier songs’ turmoil. Of course she still performs with only a guitar and a bikini to keep her modesty in check because that’s just good branding, but I would encourage anyone to push any preconceived notions to the side and give this album a shot. It’s really quite good.