We’ve been following Kina Grannis for quite some time now and actually had her featured twice on here already. Since she keeps pushing out beautiful music, Kina is becoming somewhat of a regular on NYCROPHONE. We were lucky enough to catch her on her “Elements” album release tour in Brooklyn.
“Elements” is Kina’s sophomore album, written by her and produced by Matt Hales from Aqualung, released via Kina Grannis Records. One of my personal favorites is “Winter“, second track on the playlist we’ve provided you. We added some songs from the new album but also some older hits.
Her show in Brooklyn took place at the Bell House, a beautifully converted warehouse in Gowanus.
The artist “Imaginary Future” (not only her partner musically) warmed up the crowd with his soothing voice, beautiful melodies and good sense of humor. If you haven’t heard of him yet, make sure to get familiar with his music asap. One my favorites was “Chasing Ghosts.” Really nice – and also added to this playlist!
After his set Kina took the stage, including her female drummer, the keyboardist and – Imaginary Future as her guitar player – all of them equipped with vocal mics as well. I loved how she kept the set up really small and simple, but got the best out of it since everybody was backing her up while she was singing and playing the guitar as well.
Performing mainly her new material from “Elements”, Kina guided us through her set with ease, telling cute little stories in between. Her voice is on point, sharp and soft at the same time, beautifully haunting in a way. After 4 or 5 songs Kina performed by herself for a bit while the band took a little break.
Her last two songs were “Message From Your Heart” and fittingly “The One You Say Good Night To” – including a really attentive and seemingly pleased crowd singing along with her.
Kina Grannis is one of those artists that can’t seem to write/sing a bad song, everything she touches turns to gold. She sounds equally as flawless in the studio or on the stage. Her success comes at no surprise. Feel good music, give it a listen and purchase her new album Elements via our iTunes or Amazon link up here!