心無し

8tracks has recently become my go-to place for discovering Japanese music. I’m really not into the pop genre and I find that Youtube is a place filled with songs that I do not find pleasant. I am quite picky about what I want to listen to.

Recently I came across this song that took my breath away the instant it started playing. It is called 心無し(こころなし)originally performed by a vocaloid named Gumi. While some wiki articles explain the meaning of the song to be ‘somehow’, the title can also be interpreted as ‘without a heart.’

This song has been performed by countless enthusiastic singers whose covers can be found on YouTube. The playlist that I referred to on 8tracks contained a version by Sou.

This cover is one of the many covers titled “心無し 歌ってみた” ( Kokoronashi Uttatemita) that can be found on Nico Nico Douga. Uttatemita (‘Tried to sing’) is a section under Yattemita (Tried it) where singers try their hand at their favourite songs and upload the same. There are other categories as well – odottemita (tried to dance), egaitemita (tried to draw) etc.

The Japanese internet community has always seemed so closed and inaccessible when compared to the Korean one. I hope that as I get better and better at Japanese I will get to have a deeper knowledge of what’s popular among the Japanese youth and stop limiting myself to just anime and drama.

 

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3 thoughts on “心無し

  1. I feel like I know this song from an anime or something but I just can’t remember which one.Indeed this song is so good but sorrowful at the same time.I remember that time when I stumbled upon this song named Just Be Friends(the piano version)and I couldn’t stop listening to it.The Japanese internet community definitely needs to be more accessible in the future♥

      1. Hope you like it!! Make sure to listen to the piano version if you are into ballads.I would give you a link but the one I liked seems to have dissapeared from youtube ㅠㅠ

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