Los Angeles indie artist Kina Grannis will release a second collection of live cover songs – The Living Room Sessions, Vol. 2 – on June 24, 2016 via Kina Grannis Music / One Haven Records. The compilation includes previously unreleased covers of the Twenty One Pilots megahit “Stressed Out” and the Paul Simon classic “Graceland,” in addition to Kina’s reimagining of the Sia hit “Chandelier,” which has been streamed nearly 30 million times on Spotify. Preorders for The Living Room Sessions, Vol. 2 will include instant downloads of both “Stressed Out” and “Chandelier.” Videos for the songs included in the collection have amassed more than 6.5 million views on YouTube.
The announcement of Vol. 2 follows Kina’s Jakarta EP – Released and companion blog 100 Days in Jakarta. The blog, which details Kina’s journey to Indonesia to perform and subsequent detainment and risk of imprisonment by the Indonesian government, also features the birth of two new songs – “California” and “ForNow” – which comprise the Jakarta EP. You can follow Kina’s first person account of her and her bandmates’ journey, from the confiscation of their passports due her promoter’s inability to acquire the appropriate visas to the cancellation of shows to the impatient and anxiety-filled months that followed here.
Grannis released her sophomore and latest full-length studio album, Elements in the Spring of 2014. The record was produced by Matt Hales (aka Aqualung) and featured Grannis’ most personal writing to date. The result was a collection of songs that reflected on love, loss and life’s fragility. Elements barreled onto the charts, making a number of notable entries including an overall Top 50 debut on the Billboard 200, #4 Folk Albums (Billboard), and #2 Singer-Songwriter Album (iTunes).
The Living Room Sessions, Vol. 2 is due out on 6/24 via Kina Grannis Music / One Haven Records. Pre-order the album here and for the most up to date information, visit www.kinagrannis.com.
The Living Room Sessions, Vol. 2
“Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd)
“Sweater Weather” (The Neighbourhood)
“Am I Wrong” (Nico & Vinz)
“Stressed Out” (Twenty One Pilots)
“Superstition” feat. Imaginary Future (Stevie Wonder)
“See You Again”(Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth)
“Overgrown” (James Blake)
“Graceland” (Paul Simon)