One thing's for sure, thanks to the power of the Internet, I've had the chance to listen to lots of music I probably wouldn't have without it. The Internet has made it not only a lot easier to discover new music, but also help new musicians get their music out. Singer/songwriter Kina Grannis is one of those lucky new artists - her first album album, originally released in February 2010, sold more than 11,000 copies without any physical distribution at all! It managed to debut on Billboard’s Top 200 and at #5 on iTunes’ Pop Chart, and she even is one of the top subscribed-to musicians on YouTube with over 65 million total video views!
Stairwells is actually a "partial" re-release - I call it partial, because her debut album was also called Stairwells and features some of the same songs you'll hear on this Stairwells. (Confused? I hope not! lol) This new 2 disc CD is a remastered version, with new mixes, four brand new songs, and several exclusive videos. Here's the track listings:
1. "World In Front Of Me"
2. "Message From Your Heart"
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"
12. "The Goldfish Song"
13. "Mr. Sun"
2. "Strong Enough"
4. "Stay Just a Little"
5. "Back to Us"
6. "Sounds of Silence" (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
7. "Disturbia" (Rihanna cover)
8. "White Winter Hymnal" (Fleet Foxes cover)
Videos (included on disc 2)
"Valentine" (Official Music Video)
"Message From Your Heart" (Stairwells Sessions)
"It’s Love" (Stairwells Sessions)
"The Goldfish Song" (Stairwells Sessions)
If you'd like to hear one of the tracks, check out this player:
You can also get a free download of "The One You Say Goodnight To" over on her website right now! One of my favorite tracks off the album is "Stars Falling Down". I also loved "The One You Say Goodnight To". I found Kina's voice to be sweet and uplifting, a little bit in the vein of Sarah McLachlan meets Vanessa Carlton.
Kina Grannis's new CD Stairwells is available now via sites like Amazon and iTunes.
Win it! One lucky reader will win a deluxe copy of Kina Grannis's new CD Stairwells, complete with a signed CD booklet! To enter, check out the player above or visit Kina's site and tell us which song you liked. (If you're already a fan, let us know!)
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-Subscribing to my feed OR following my blog
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That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends June 25th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)
I received a copy of this CD in order to listen to it and share my thoughts on it. One winner will receive the prize mentioned above, as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.