Kina Grannis’ ‘Elements Tour Live’
The first time Filipino fans met Kina Grannis, it was a match made in music heaven. Fans were captivated by her soothing voice and girl-next-door beauty.
It’s been three years since Kina has been back to Manila but the time has finally come as she returns for a Southeast Asian leg of her Elements tour.
The heartthrob from California has been living and breathing music ever since she was a young girl. Her passion for music has brought her from learning to play the violin, the piano, guitar and even the ukulele.
Her talents were thrust into the limelight when her music video “Message From Your Heart” won a competition and was shown to Super Bowl’s 97 million fans. The competition included a record deal, which Kina eventually forfeited, choosing instead to self-release her album and keep creative control.
Her debut album – Stairwells – debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart (and no. 2 on its new artist chart) due in large part to her devoted online following.
Kina’s sophomore album – Elements – written entirely by Kina and produced by Matt Hales (Aqualung), was released in May, 2014 and debuted in the Top 50 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart (and top 5 on its Folk Chart).
Elements marks an undeniable maturity in songwriting and artistry and documents a period of growth and change in Kina’s personal life, complete with an honesty and vulnerability that she’s excited to share with the universe. Kina’s music is dark and driving, sweet and soaring, melancholy, humble, heartfelt and hopeful.
Her latest album and tour also represents an evolution not only as an artist but also as a person for the YouTube sensation. When she first came to Manila, she was a solo act. This time around, she comes to Manila with her fellow artist and husband, Imaginary Future.
Kina Grannis performs 7:30 p.m. at Kia Theatre (formerly New Frontier Theater) in Araneta Center on Sept. 27 featuring Gentle Bones and Imaginary Future.