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Gentle Words

Cover
Artist
Koda Kumi
Single
Gentle Words
Released
2003.12.10
Catalog Number
RZCD-45099
Price
¥1,050
Tracklist
  1. Gentle Words
  2. Without Your Love
  3. Saigo no Ame (最後の雨; Last Rain) (Nakanishi Yasushi cover)
  4. Gentle Words (Instrumental)
  5. Without Your Love (Instrumental)
  6. Saigo no Ame (Instrumental) (最後の雨; Last Rain)


Information

"Gentle Words" is the ninth single released by Koda Kumi. The main track was used as the Sato Healthcare's sinus gel "Stona" CM song. The single reached #15 on the Oricon charts and charted for 10 weeks. This single sold 9,531 units in it's first week and the most recent figures show that it has sold a total of 27,164 units.


Song Information

Lyrics
Koda Kumi
Music
D.A.I.
Arrangement
h-wonder
Other Information
Programming: h-wonder
Chorus: Koda Kumi
Recorded by: Akimoto Kaoru (avex studio)
Engineered by: Kawata Masahiro (avex studio)
Mixed by: Yamada Naoki (I to I)
Vocal Direction: Tokuda Yoshihisa (rhythm zone)

Live Performances

Music Video

PV shot

The music video for "Gentle Words" was directed by Tadokoro Takashi of EXFLARE and produced by Fuku Kazutoshi of SEP.

It features Kuu as a nightclub singer, singing about a relationship that dissolved due to their respective dreams. Kuu drops a cracked mirror after looking into it, and another version of her watches on. As she comes to terms with the relationship, flower petals from a dream sequence float into the club. In another reality, Kuu walks away from the cracked mirror without breaking it, signifying her closure as the other Kuu looks on.

Disambiguation

There are five versions of "Gentle Words" to be currently found in Koda Kumi's discography.

Gentle Words (Original)
Found on this single as track #1.
Found on feel my mind as track #10.
Found on BEST ~first things~ as track #11 on disc one.
Found on Happy Love Song Collection 2014 as track #5.
Gentle Words (Instrumental)
Found on this single as track #4.
Gentle Words - KODA KUMI 10th Anniversary ~FANTASIA~ in TOKYO DOME
Found on the KODA KUMI 10th Anniversary ~FANTASIA~ in TOKYO DOME live album as track #5.
Gentle Words - KODA KUMI Premium Night ~Love & Songs~
Found on the KODA KUMI Premium Night ~Love & Songs~ live album as track #4.
Gentle Words - KODA KUMI Hall Tour 2014 ~Bon Voyage~
Found on the KODA KUMI Hall Tour 2014 ~Bon Voyage~ live album as track #15.

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