dreaming of hot chocolate and fire places and singing with my sisters. feeling that holiday spirit creepin in 😊
little tree little silent christmas tree you are so little you are more like a flower who found you in the green forest and were you very sorry to come away? see, i will comfort you because you smell so sweetly - e. e. cummings this poem makes me cry. thank you @imaginaryfuture for sharing this gem with me ❤️
happy birthday to the sweetest, silliest, most supportive, open, generous, caring, loving human i know. thanks for inspiring me and growing with me and making life the best adventure ever. so grateful you exist ♡ @imaginaryfuture
Honored to perform at the 2016 Unforgettable Gala this Saturday! Tune in live at http://www.facebook.com/koreasianmedia #UNFO
Which side to part your hair on, existential crises, and the joys of crying--all things I talk about at the end of my latest video. Here's a snippet, link to full thing in bio :)
Hey friends! New video "Too Soon" is up! It's the second installment of the #ThrowbackSessions, in which I revisit my old songs, talk about them, and get sentimental. Stick around 'til the end if you're into lyrical breakdowns, cry clouds, and existential crises ;) (Link where it always is)
bundled up! i know we don't get REAL cold in LA, but it's all relative, right?? (this is where you tell me how cold it is where you live and then i cry tears of gratitude for not being frozen dead)
Celebrating my little sis (and metalsmith/maker extraordinaire) @emigrannis this #smallbusinesssaturday ♡ Bem, so proud of all the courage and hard work you've shown in going out there and carving your own path. Keep on filling the world with your magic ❤️✨ Emi has a sale going on this weekend on emigrannis.com. Feast your eyes 😍
Binghamton, NY! Let's keep each other warm at Osterhout Theater tonight. Brr!
Posted this video 9 years ago today having no idea where this crazy road would take me. You can watch it if you like (link in bio), but probably don't because I'll just be embarrassed. Yeah, don't. Maybe let's just look at this screen shot and feel sentimental and call it a day ;) (We all have to start somewhere, yeah??)
9 years ago today, I wrote the above email. I had just moved to Austin, TX after graduating from USC. I spent my nights holed up in my bedroom writing (/being lonely) and my days gigging in coffee shops and bars. I'm not sure what compelled me on Nov 14th, 2007 to make a video for the very first time, but I did. I stayed up all night shooting it and come morning, I uploaded it to YouTube and emailed it off to my family. And that was that. I had no plan. It didn't occur to me that someday someone other than my family might see it. Fast forward a month or so, I've entered my song and video into a contest. I've vowed to post a video a day for as long as I'm still in the running as a thank you and reminder to everyone voting for me. As the days and weeks go by, I start seeing comments from people I don't know. People start appearing on my website, cheerleaders, supporters, friends. They name themselves Kinerds. They become my family. 7 weeks and 41 videos later, I have an army of loving and incredible humans behind me, and we win. My music video is played during the Super Bowl. I am signed to a major label. I am collapsed and crying in my family's arms because I know that my life is about to change forever. It wasn't until months later that I understood how. It wasn't being in front 98 million people on the Super Bowl. It wasn't a major label. It was you. YOU allowed me to be exactly myself, to create exactly the music that moved me in exactly the way I wanted to. I left the label and began the journey of self funding my first full-length studio album, and I never turned back. 9 years and 345 videos later, here we are. Because of you, I've had the privilege of sharing my music with more people than I ever imagined possible. I've had the incredible experience of touring all over the world. And most importantly, I've had the honor of feeling connected to thousands of amazing people--to YOU. Today I am sending love and gratitude out to everyone who has been part of my journey. Here's to more living, more growing, more feeling all the things there are to feel, and more creating things we care about. Love you all. (And of course, love to @YouTube .) ♡
Throwing it back with my old pal @davidchoimusic! Here's a little snippet of our song "The Way You Are" (full version in bio). If you just feel like listening, "The Way You Are" is now out on iTunes, Amazon, all the usual places! ♡
in case you needed some.
feeling a lot of emotions this morning. i'd like to believe that love is stronger than all of them. ♡
This is a quick celebratory message to announce finally reaching my next goal on @Patreon! 🎉 Sending out a big hug of gratitude to the 420 humans out there who have become my Patrons! Your support is a daily source of fuel, pushing me to keep making the best music I can and spread as much love as possible. Thank you! I'll be throwing a special Patron-only online concert to celebrate, so if you'd like to join my Patreon family and tune in, check out: http://patreon.com/kinagrannis ❤️❤️
good morning from cozy town, usa! i think i'd like to hang out with you all on periscope and do some singing at some point today. go find me on the app and make sure notifications are turned on for my account if you'd like to be notified when i go live :)
You guys are too nice to me!! But OKAY... you twisted my arm. ;) Here's my friend. You may have seen him in my story, but I wanted to share again. And yes, I lied, it was a snail, not a slug, and I hope you're ok with that. p.s. Please note the cameo by teeny baby ant on the leaf on the left. p.p.s. Bye bye followers 😂👋🏻
this is me being sad after i stopped myself from posting a video of a slug. it's a fight i fight every day, guys. the struggle is real. my whole feed would be lizards and bugs if i didn't care about you all so much.
last night's sunset in kailua. hawaii is a pretty magical place.