Looks like "inside" just keeps on hemorrhaging tracks for now. Produced by Yamamoto Ryuji (Sakamoto Maaya's "Saved.") and written by Kumi, the track is another album track from Kumi's 13th/14th album, however you look at it. Unlike most of the songs on the album, this one was used for promotion and was performed on TV.
What can I say about this one? It's pleasant, very much so even. I appreciate the different take on the melodies in the chorus, which have this laid back characteristic to them. I find it refreshing, since so many of Kuu's ballads tend to go for the granduer of it all and make her belt it all out. In contrast to those she sounds relaxed and in control, something that started to be a bit of an issue at this point, dddd. Also, since it has a faster pace as well it makes for a nicer time overall than some other ballads. Hm... did I underscore this? Maybe. In the end though it doesn't change the fact, that this is one of the most forgettable tracks of hers for me.
It appears that this is the first elimination of the rate, that doesn't have "love" as its main theme. This time Kuu tells us a story of her searching for something, just as we all do for the better parts of our lives.
I often say I want to stay as I am, but
honesty always just tracks me down
Looks like the song is forgettable not just for me, since only two of you had anything to say about it. At least it's all nice things, right?
@otenkiame (7) found this enjoyable and listed all the things going on about it in an orderly manner, "A great start to this song with soft and pretty vocals from Kuu over mostly just a piano before building up a little. I'm not getting much as far as originality from this, but I think it does a good job doing what it needs to? It's cute, that's for sure, and stays that way throughout." I think you nailed it.
And the higher scorer @Weslicious (9) heard some timeless quialities on the track, "Well, this is a surprisingly light airy semi mid tempo that I didn’t know I wanted but am glad for. If you told me this was a cover of some big Jpop ballad from the sixties I’d believe you." I does have a bit of that classic feel ot it, yes. Glad you like it so much.
Funnily enough, despite its promo status, it never got onto the setlist of the "W FACE" tour, so we should be so lucky to have someone upload the MUSIC FAIR performance.