It feels so good to be releasing new music into the world again!! 😭Thank you for all the love and support for "Beth" these last few days. It's made life pretty beautiful. ❤️🙏🏻 Link in profile if you haven't seen the video yet!
It is with so much joy that I get to introduce you to my song "Beth." . This song is a very personal, special song to me, though I suppose all my songs are ;) But this one in particular feels especially personal as it is somewhat a letter to someone I hold very dear. It's a song about the walls we knowingly and unknowingly place between ourselves and the world, and what it feels like to be on the other side of those walls, longing for them to come down, longing for that person to know how loved and seen they really are. . The video attempts to capture a bit of this conundrum. It's a one-sided conversation--perhaps one that feels scary to have, or one that simply, for whatever reason, cannot be had at all. It is a singing out into the void. A desperate hoping that your message might drift over the walls and be heard on the other side. . Sending out a giant thank you to everyone supporting my music through becoming part of KG Records. Thank you for being the reason this song gets to see the world. The reason I was able to give it the time and care it needed in the studio to be fully realized. The reason this video gets to exist and help this song find some new homes around the world. Thank you thank you thank you. ♡ . (Watch the full video on YouTube--link in profile)
new song #beth out tomorrow ♡
new song coming on friday and i can't wait for you to meet her ♡ #beth
Life is such an interesting adventure. One minute you can be at your lowest low, and the next, the clouds can part and there's the whole ocean ahead of you and suddenly you remember how precious and amazing it all is. It's good to remind ourselves that these moments can find us when we least expect it if we can just stay open to them. . Here's to all our respective journeys and wherever we may be on those paths. Sending lots of love to you all. ❤️ . (Artwork for "The Middle", out now on Spotify, iTunes, and everywhere else music exists 🎉)
There was a moment during the filming of "The Middle" where I saw my reflection in the camera lens and it hit me how much I needed to be singing this song to myself. As a nearly 32-year-old human, it's embarrassing the amount I still struggle with comparison and insecurity. It's embarrassing how reliant I am on external reinforcement to feel my worth. It's embarassing that a less-than-nice comment on YouTube can still make me cry. (Really gotta work on that one. :/ ) . But this song reminded me that no matter how we're feeling on any given day, no matter where on our paths we currently are, that growth and progress and happiness is always possible, and that we really need to honor exactly who and where we are right now. So let's try to be a little kinder to ourselves as we figure out this whole life thing, and while we're at it, let's remember that everyone else is in the same boat, so let's treat everyone with the same kindness and acceptance and support we'd hope to receive. . Very grateful to have a safe(ish) place to practice being myself and to share my music, and most of all, grateful to all of you for allowing me to do that, for listening, supporting, and sharing yourselves and your stories with me in return. . Link in bio if you haven't watched my cover of "The Middle" yet ♡
New video! My cover of "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World is up on YouTube, Spotify, all the places. Link in bio. Happy weekend, sending lots of love to everyone!! ♡
@imaginaryfuture wrote some beautiful words about our new song "I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You" and I wanted to share them with you all! Here's his post: . As many of you know, I was trapped in Jakarta for 100 days with Kina and our band in the fall of 2015. It’s taken a lot of time to process what happened there. . I'll start with this. When you lose your freedom, you begin to take stock of what you still have left, and it becomes excruciatingly clear that only one thing really matters as time hurries on: love. Love, love, love. It was so obvious. I saw it. I watched everything else peel away and make room. The unimportant stuff faded, weak and grey and thin, and the only thing that stood, strong and balanced, colorful, confident in its place, was love. . About halfway through our time in Jakarta, when I was able to catch my breath, I picked up a guitar. I figured that I would write about the struggle of being stuck in a foreign country, about what it’s like to lose hope. I thought I would sing about fear and injustice and the potential horrors of wrongful imprisonment. But I didn’t. When I started singing, the only thing that came out was love. It was so comforting. I was able to disappear into the songs I was writing and lose myself in love. I know this might come off as a bit saccharine; that's because it is. Under the circumstances, sweetness was a life preserver, and I wanted a billion life preservers. . I thought about Kina, who was stuck there with me, navigating these weird waters. I thought about our long history together, our marriage, and the vast unknown that lay before us. I escaped in my mind and found solace there. . The footage in this video is an attempt to illustrate those thoughts. It's a look into where I went in my head to find strength and peace during that time. Little flashes of memories, our wedding vows, a collection of moments from traveling the globe with Kina over the years. My hope is that the song allows you to reflect on the two things that presented themselves so clearly to me in Jakarta: life's impermanence and love's importance. . Our music video is on YouTube, and you can listen on iTunes/Spotify/all the places.
happy birthday to the best little sister in the universe. i'm so grateful you came and joined me here. love you infinitely, @emigrannis. the world is so much better with you in it. ♡
the best of the best of the best of the best. ❤❤❤
Singapore, I can't tell you how excited I am to see you at the show tomorrow. I took this picture in September 2015 in anticipation of a show we never got to have together. It crushed me when I had to cancel that show (and the rest of the southeast asia tour) due to our incident in Jakarta. It may be 20 months late, but it brings me a lot of joy to finally be able to make this show up to you. Tomorrow, June 18th at Hood Bar & Cafe, 7:30pm. Tickets and meet & greet available at www.kinagrannis.com/tour ♡
So excited to share this new song and video with you all. Here's "I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You", a new duet with @imaginaryfuture ♡ Link in bio!
Singapore! I typically wait until show day to write my set list, but I started early for you :) What songs do you want to hear this Sunday? If you haven't gotten your tickets yet--get general admission + meet & greet upgrades here: www.kinagrannis.com/tour
Got a special new song with @imaginaryfuture coming out this Friday. ❤❤❤
Singapore has been some kind of wonderful! I can't get over the beauty of this place. Plus--otters in the wild!? I'm sold forever. Getting real excited for my show on Sunday!! Tickets at http://www.kinagrannis.com/tour :)
our cover of "stay" is now up on my youtube channel! goodness was i happy to be assigned the role of "singer/guitar player" and not whatever it is you call what @kurtschneider and @joelmanduke are doing. my brain hurt for them, but man did they kill it! 🙌🏻 link in profile :)
Making my country music debut today with @notryanhiga and "Millennial Love" 😂 Turn up, fam, it's lit. (<--Me trying to talk like the young folk do. (I guess I'm old now.)) Link in profile! #MillenialLove #ML
bay area friends! my incredibly magical little sister @emigrannis is showing her work at @westcoastcraft this weekend! she's one of the most incredible artists/metalsmiths/makers (not to mention humans) around, and since i'll be on a plane to the other side of the world and missing it, you should go on my behalf! but in all seriousness, her jewelry (and her face, let's be honest) are quite a sight to behold. if you don't believe me go see for yourself: @emigrannis em bem--i'm so proud of you and impressed by you and i'm so sorry i won't be able to be there for your first craft show!! 😭 i love you so much xoxoxoxoxoxo
Singapore!! I have a special announcement just for you! 🎉(Spoiler alert: I'm playing a show on June 18th and you can get tickets here! tinyurl.com/KGinSG ) Tag your friends and help spread the word! ❤🎉