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Stairwells [Enhanced]

Kina GrannisAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Born and raised in Mission Viejo, CA, Kina Grannis started playing shows at the age of 4 in front of stuffed animals. Now she plays in front of people. For those who knew Kina as the shy and self-proclaimed-awkward songstress who escaped into her collegiate stairwells to practice and play in privacy, the idea of playing in front of inanimate objects might actually seem fitting. But between ... Read more in Amazon's Kina Grannis Store

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  • Audio CD (April 5, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: One Haven
  • ASIN: B004NCOQII
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,232 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. World In Front Of Me
2. Message From Your Heart
3. Gone
4. Valentine
5. In Your Arms
6. It's Love
7. The One You Say Goodnight To
8. Stars Falling Down
9. Heart And Mind
10. Without Me
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Together
2. Strong Enough
3. Cambridge
4. Stay Just A Little
5. Back To Us
6. Sound of Silence (SIMON AND GAR
7. Disturbia (RIHANNA COVER)
8. White Winter Hymnal (FLEET FOXE
9. Valentine (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
10. Message From Your Heart (STAIR
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Kina started playing shows at the age of 4 in front of her stuffed animals. Now she plays in front of people. In 2007, Kina joined YouTube, made a music video and entered herself into a contest. A few months later, her video for Message From Your Heart aired during the Super Bowl and its 97 million viewers (or 194 million eyeballs, depending on how you re keeping track) and she walked away with a record deal. Since then, Kina has regularly posted her songs on YouTube, amassing many millions of views, and toured throughout North America, including sold out shows at Los Angeles' Troubadour and New York City s Highline Ballroom. Her songs have been heard on television shows such as ABC s General Hospital and MTV s College Life. She has self-released three EPs, and in February
of 2010, Kina independently released her debut full-length album,
Stairwells, which debuted on Billboard's Top 200 and #5 on iTunes Pop Chart. Her music is both sweet and melancholy, but always filled with hope. She'd want you to know that she saves drowning honeybees from
pools whenever she gets the chance.

Review

''There is perhaps no other musician on YouTube quite as polished as the
quirky songbird Kina Grannis'' --Entertainment Weekly

''Kina Grannis plays lovelorn acoustic guitar pop in the wispy, rhythmic,
Jack Johnson style on her latest disc, Stairwells'' --Timeout New York

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Kina Grannis has been an accomplished musician and prolific songwriter for many years (her first studio album was released in 2005.) With this 2011 release of Stairwells, Kina shows her complete development as a polished and personable artist who deserves to be heard by anyone who enjoys quality songs from musicians with integrity. Although many of the tracks on Stairwells depart from Kina's coffeehouse, acoustic guitar roots, every one of them is anchored by the stunning range, unfailing clarity, and distinct timbre of Kina's vocals. If you enjoy Ingrid Michaelson, A Fine Frenzy, Jazon Mraz, or Colbie Caillat, Stairwells will be a fine addition to your music library.

Catchy, poppy tunes like "Valentine" (over 8.4 million views on YouTube,) "Stars Falling Down," "Mr. Sun," and "Together" will have you singing and humming them for days (but you won't mind.) Sweet, optimistic tracks like "World in Front of Me," "In your Arms," "It's Love," "The One You Say Goodnight To," and "Back to Us" will elicit a sense of lightness and togetherness even in your saddest hours.

However, Kina's true strength and distinguishing feature is her contemplative nature and lyrical prowess. She leads us on an introspective journey through her complex mind with "The Goldfish Song," "Heart and Mind" and "Delicate." She voices her relatable and heartfelt pleas with "Stay Just A Little" (my favorite track on the album,) "Cambridge," and "Message From Your Heart." She rounds it all out with upbeat displays of resilience and determination in "Without Me" and "Strong Enough" and "Gone.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing from start to finish February 26, 2010
Format:MP3 Music
Like most people, I was first introduced to Kina during the 2008 Superbowl, courtesy of Doritos. Since then, I've followed her on youtube and through her site. It is truly rare to see someone so talented and beautiful be able to speak so fluently through her lyrics and guitar. Her voice is right there with Norah Jones, Colbie Caillat, and Priscilla Ahn. She has shown a dedication to fans that has been nothing short of amazing.

The album itself has been over two years in the making, and is great from the opening track. "World in front of me" is a great way to open her first true album. Not only does the title speak of the new world that will surely open to her, but the song itself is stunning in its imagery. You can really see her waking up, having tea and coyly contemplating with her guitar. The album then continues on a journey through love and melancholy with hope not far behind. I could go on about all the songs on this album, but I won't. I will simply state that I have rarely encountered an album where I have played through the entire thing multiple times without growing tired of any of the tracks. Valentine is perhaps the crowning jewel, though. It is simple, catchy, and comes from the heart.

Fans who have kept up with her on youtube and her website will find familiar favorites like "Strong Enough," Goldfish Song," "Stars falling down," and "Message from my heart" have been beautifully redone while keeping true to the acoustic roots. I could never stress enough how genuine and joyful Kina comes across in this album. On the happier tracks you can hear her smile, and on the sadder tracks you taste her tears as if they were your own.

Buy it; you won't regret it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joyful, Happy, Reflective, just AWESOME February 28, 2010
By kimoguy
Format:MP3 Music
Amazing stuff, I am a believer! Kina not only is a super talented writer, singer, and musician in general, she is honestly the best I've ever known as far as connecting with her fans. See her on [...] (kinagrannis) if you don't believe me, or look at her Twitter ([...]) or blog ([...]). Everywhere she's interacting with her fans, thanking them, giving creative video shout outs, birthdays, etc.

Favorite tracks:

In Your Arms: gets my body in the flow of the simple rhythms, and in the mood to literally embrace someone I care about

Valentine: a super-catchy, uplifting, cute song that just makes me smile and my heart soar every time I hear it,see the music video on youtube and smile even more.

Strong Enough: upbeat, quicker paced than some of Kina's other songs, chorus really speaks to some people's experiences with significant others that just can't commit

Stars Falling Down: great lyrics, just really gets at the idea of love

Message from Your Heart: The song that launched Kina onto a national stage via the Doritos Crash the Superbowl contest that she won back in 2008. Cute music video. Another upbeat song that makes the heart and mind soar. Clever lyrics.

Back to Us: Nice melody. Kinda just want to hold hands and sway together while laughing and smiling with friends or loved ones

Make Me (bonus track only available with purchase of physical CD on her website): touches my heart, makes me want to just close my eyes and hold someone I care for...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely voice, lovely songs, lovely artist... April 5, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
"Stars Falling Down" alone is worth the price of admission. Highly recommended!

I first ran across Kina Grannis some years back when searching YouTube for performances of Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley. Kina had a cover online and it showed up in the list. I listened and loved her pure, sweet voice, her friendly style, and straight ahead natural performances. I soon discovered a huge repertoire of Kina's online YouTube performances, many of which I enjoyed very much and I have followed her blossoming career since that time.

"Stairwells" collects many of her best songs (there's also a new deluxe CD just released) and is a delightful collection for anyone who enjoys music in a very open, approachable style relying heavily on talent and performance more than gimmicks. Check out YouTube, if you have any doubts, but I can hardly believe anyone would hesitate to grab such beautiful music for less than the price of a quick lunch.

Kina is also touring currently, so check your local music spots or her web site -- live is always better. ;)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing album from an amazing artist - The Bonus Disc ...
An amazing album from an amazing artist - The Bonus Disc was a pleasant surprise and filled with great originals and covers.​
Published 2 days ago by TheUrso
2.0 out of 5 stars The track "In Your Arms" is great. The rest were somewhat meandering...
The track "In Your Arms" is great. The rest were somewhat meandering and just not that consistently compelling.
Published 1 month ago by sdgolf
5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection of Kina's work and play!
What can I say...Kina has a personality that exudes love and care...and her voice just puts everything over the top. Catchy songs, and she plays and sings really well.
Published 4 months ago by IslandWarren
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great CD, she is a wonderful artist. Music is very soothing, AND CLEAN.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love!
I'm very pleased with my purchase. I don't purchase many albums these days since there's things like Pandora or Spotify around, but this was well worth it to me. Read more
Published 7 months ago by K. Walters
4.0 out of 5 stars Stairwells
Good CD, good songs. Received quickly:)
Kina is adorable I love her song Valentine! It's one of my favorite songs!
Published 7 months ago by Morganb_94
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!
Great voice. Lovely lady, will listen to over and over. Definitely should be more famous soon I will look for more of her work in the future
Published 8 months ago by Paul J. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomely Natural, Must Buy!
Great Music, Great Voice, and you can really feel her emotions in the songs she writes and sings. I love the natural flow to her music, that makes you realize that she puts her... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Adam Carollo
4.0 out of 5 stars A soothing album. Must buy.
Listened to this album at least ten times already. Soothing melodies and you can feel the love in every song that she wrote it from her heart.
Published 13 months ago by jsuyeda
4.0 out of 5 stars New star is on the way.
Solid music throughout with several standouts for sure. Ms. Grannis uses a varied lyrical approach and wonderful harmonies to deliver strong emotional impressions. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Richard Harrison
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