So into You (Koda Kumi song)
|"So into You"|
|Single by Koda Kumi|
|from the album Affection|
|Released||March 13, 2002 (JP)|
RZCD-45055 (Japan, CD)
|Songwriter(s)||Koda Kumi (words: "So into You" & "Take Back")|
Yasuhiro Abe (music: "So into You")
Natsumi Watanabe (words: "Color of Soul")
Miki Watanabe (music: "Color of Soul")
Kazuhito Kikuchi (music: "Take Back")
|Koda Kumi singles chronology|
"So Into You" is singer-songwriter Kumi Koda's fourth single and was of a limited release. It charted low on the Oricon Weekly charts, only coming it at #50 and staying on the charts for two weeks.
So Into You's corresponding music video was released on her DVD 7 Spirits. The video carried an overall Japan theme, with a meaning of enjoying the time you spend with someone until you begin to fall in love.
Similar to her previous single, Color Of Soul, So into You was not released in the United States, whereas the artist chose to focus only on the music market in Japan. A "short version" of the music video was later released on the DVD to her 2007 compilation album, Best ~Bounce & Lovers~.
During its release, So Into You was used as the theme song to two network shows and the ending theme to a music channel.
These included Rank Kingdom (ランク王国 / RANKU Oukoku) and Japan Countdown (stylized in Japan and JAPAN COUNTDOWN). It was also used as the ending theme to Tokyo Club Gang.
During the filming of her previous song, Color Of Soul, avex had told Kumi to lose weight or her next music video would be animated. Between filming, Kumi had managed to lose the weight and, in so doing, sported a crop top in the video - the first time she had shown her stomach since her debut.
The music video was very much inspired by Japan, with Kumi performing her dance number in front of pagodas, along with two back up dancers. These were not the same dancers used in Take Back and Trust Your Love. Throughout the video, many taboos are hinted towards, with people shown covered in black paint as their mouths are sealed off, symbolizing dark secrets.
Despite the darker tone in the video, the song itself had a positive theme of spending time with someone and falling in love with them over time.
|1.||"So Into You"||Koda Kumi||Yasuhiro Abe||4:34|
|2.||"Color Of Soul" (Dub's Guitar of Soul Remix)||Natsumi Watanabe||Miki Watabe||7:47|
|3.||"Take Back" (Blackwatch Remix)||Koda Kumi||Kazuhito Kikuchi||7:28|
|4.||"So Into You" (Instrumental)||4:33|
Debut position: 50 Peak position: 50
- So Into You
- So Into You: Found on the single and corresponding album affection (2002)
- So Into You [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2002)
- So Into You [Dub's Electro Mix]: Found on single love across the ocean (2002)
- So Into You [Sunset in Ibiza Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 3 (2011)
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