If singer-songwriters are your thing (and even if they aren’t), you should give Kina Grannis a listen. I’ve been a fan of the California native since her early days on Youtube in 2007. Her soft voice ranges from producing kind love ballads to strong pop pieces. So far, she has released numerous EPs and an album titled Stairwells, which came out in 2010. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I would suggest checking out her single “Valentine.” And if being in love isn’t your thing this Valentine’s, then take a listen to “Cambridge” or “Without Me.”
In addition to creating her own music, Grannis also does covers and collaborates with various other artists. Her cover of “Royals” by Lorde is by far one of the best covers of the song I have ever heard.
Grannis has collaborated with artists such as Imaginary Future (who is also her husband!), Hoodie Allen, and Boyce Avenue. You can catch more of Grannis’ music here and watch out for her new album coming out later this year!