Kina Grannis, most recently catapulted into greater popular by her “In Your Arms” video, a stop-motion clip features 288,000 Jelly Belly jellybeans - and 1 Kina Grannis - captured with 1 still camera over 2,460 frames and accruing more than 3.5 million YouTube views in just over 3 weeks, is starting her “In Your Arms” world tour in Dublin, Ireland on February 1, 2012.
Born and raised in Mission Viejo, CA, Kina Grannis started playing shows at the age of four in front of stuffed animals. Now she plays in front of people. For those who knew Kina as the shy and self-proclaimed-awkward songstress who escaped into the collegiate stairwells to practice and play in privacy, the idea of playing in front in inanimate objects might actually seem fitting. But between those who travel across state and country lines to her sold out live shows and those navigating through her extensive library of YouTube videos, it’s quite clear that Kina is hardly playing for no one.
On November 3, 2011, Kina released her video for “In Your Arms,” a song from her album Stairwells. A whopping 22 months in the making, the video is a staggering product of creativity, patience and execution. The Greg Jardin-directed stop-motion clip features 288,000 Jelly Belly jellybeans ? and 1 Kina Grannis ? captured with 1 still camera over 2,460 frames. To call the video a success would be an understatement, as “In Your Arms” has arguably become the artist’s most polarizing achievement, a lofty claim for someone whose first music video found airtime during Super Bowl XLII.
Kina’s Manila show earlier this March is postponed due to an overwhelming feedback from her Philippines fans that they could not make it because of their exams. Not wanting to disappoint her supporters in Manila, the decision was made to postpone the show to a later date this year. As promised, Kina is back to do a full show for her Filipino supporters!
Manila now has the opportunity to be captivated by Kina Grannis intimate performance. It will just be 1 Kina Grannis and 1 guitar, serenading the audiences with her sweet, melancholy, hope-filled songs.
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