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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.
''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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I can see the wonderful Jelly Bean video there too, but it was released after this album.
Anyway, all the music songs and cover interpretations on the two discs are light and comfortable and interesting, just as you would expect and as I enjoy. It's one of the few newer albums I have that comes together as a whole consistent piece.
The more I listen to it the more I enjoy it and while it might not be contending for one of my top albums of all time, the staying power of her voice and ever growing knack for songwriting is likely to make me an even bigger fan as her career progresses.
Favorites include: Together, a sweet vocal showcase. The World in Front Of Me, for it's strong pop sensibility. The Goldfish Song, I'm still not sure what I think it is about but it pleases every time. Message From Your Heart, 'cause... oh just trust me!
I also liked being able to get her album instantly from Amazon as opposed to waiting for the album to ship. It's not in any stores I know of and I'm definitely not buying from iTunes.