Remember a couple months back when we shared a live performance of the song “Make It Home” by Hoodie Allen featuring one of our favorites, Kina Grannis? Well the studio version can no be added to your collection via the usual digital music retailers. Hearing Kina’s classic folksy pop vocals on an alternative rap track ain’t a bad mix at all. I can dig it.
In my opinion, Rihanna’s “Stay” is one of her better songs to be released. It looks like I’m not alone with this notion because we have a total of 11 Youtube videos of artists who chose to cover the tune. That being said, the majority chose to go the same route as the original, sticking to a simple piano backdrop or even the same instrumental. But there are a couple unique gems in there that I think you’ll enjoy.
Fuse TV recently gathered Kina Grannis and Hoodie Allen to have the two artists collaborate. They had a day to create a song, and the product of their time-constrained project is a tune called “Make It Home”. They performed the song for FuseTV and you can catch it below. For those that enjoy a little alternative Hip-Hop, you’re gonna dig this song. Watch the BTS clips after the break too.
Fuse TV brought Hoodie and I together to make a song. We had ONE day, and this is what came of it! Had so much fun working with Hoodie Hope you guys enjoy the performance.
TED is an awesome multi-disciplinary conference series that has continued to branch out and widen it’s grasp on topics. Enter Kina Grannis who was given an opportunity to sing and share her story on her rise in the music industry and how the online community played such an integral part in her career. It’s an awesome and very much recommended 12-minute watch.
Singer Song-writer Kina Grannis describes how her dream of being signed to a major record label became a reality and turned her perspective upside down.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Kina Grannis and Ross Ching have done it again. They’ve managed to churn out yet another charming MV with novel yet simple special effects. The song is “Gone” and is from Kina’s several year old Stairwells album. Although I imagine this one didn’t take quite as long to shoot as “In Your Arms“, but regardless, you shouldn’t overlook this one.
Director: Ross Ching
Executive Producers: J.P. McMahon, Tristan Drew
Producer: Don Le
Talent – Light Figures: Julie Zhan, Justin Vancho
Director of Photography: Nathaniel Fu
Camera Operator: Martin Gradek
Second Unit DP: John Ngo
Key Grip/Gaffer: Paolo Ongkeko
DIT: George Tsai
Makeup Artist: Tina Ong
BTS Stills: Steven Lam
Camera Rental: Tonaci Tran
Production Assistant: Sam Puefua
Location Manager: Eric Ro
VFX Producer: Ash Bruce
VFX: Mondial (Andrew Prousalis)
Editor: Kevin Bennett
Just about a week ago, we shared with you a music video of the song “Fire Escape” by Imaginary Friend featuring the vocals of Kina Grannis. The group has revealed yet another song with Kina providing some soft, and ethereal supporting vocals for the Folk/Pop song. And once again, the blending and music are both perfect fits for Ms Grannis’ vocal instrument.
This is one of those projects we love to share with you, but wish there was more to show you. For those that are into the indie folk pop scene may be familiar with Imaginary Friend. If not, no worries, we weren’t either. But IF has a song called “Fire Escape” that features additional vocals by the one and only Kina Grannis – and that is someone we are very familiar and fond of. The voices blend together well and the video is visually arresting, but sadly there is no trace of Kina to be seen.
The genre of the day is Folk/Pop… well at least Folk(ish). But we’re not here to debate technicalities and split hairs, the bottom line is the following artists take some popular acoustic Folk/Pop songs and lend their voices to the rendition. Some are full blown studio songs with a music video, some are single take performance videos. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the covers.
New Heights x The Shimpsons Cover “Home” by Phillip Phillips
Clara C x Tiffany Alvord Cover “Home” by Phillip Phillips
We already know what Paul Dateh can do when using Kina Grannis‘s music as source material for a new remix. He did a great job with “Stars Falling Down“, with it even being featured in WongFu’s last web series, When It Counts. Now the multi-talented artist has taken a fan favorite of Kina’s, “Valentine“. He’s put a completely different groove on it that gives the song some new flavor. DL this one for free, here.