Man can this guy blow! Enka singer Jero is back with a new single entitled Serenade scheduled for release on February 20th. Below you’ll be able to watch the short version MV to the title track of the same name. In case some of you guys don’t know, enka is a particular style of ballad music. I’ll post Wikipedia’s definition of it below. Now, on to Jero!
Enka is a popular?Japanesemusic genre considered to resemble traditional Japanese music stylistically.Modern enka, however, is a relatively recent musical form which arose in the context of such?postwarexpressions of modern Japanese nonmaterial?nationalismas?nihonjinron, while adopting a more traditional musical style in its vocalism than?ry?k?kamusic, popular during the?prewaryears.
Modern enka, as developed in the postwar era, is a form of?sentimental ballad music. Some of the first modern enka singers were?Hachiro Kasuga,?Michiya Mihashi, and?Hideo Murata.?The revival of enka in its modern form is said to date from 1969, whenKeiko Fuji made her debut.