Kina Grannis is a beautiful half Japanese musician/songwriter based out of Austin, Texas. I only just heard of her today and I’m already madly in love with her voice. A little late to the game, hopefully the last umph move to get 8A readers to listen to her songs and perhaps help her win the Dorito’s Crash the Super Bowl contest where the winner will get a contract with Interscope Records, and have a sixty second music video aired during the Super Bowl.The song above is actually a cover of I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie but it’s actually my current favorite rendition of it. This round of voting ends on 12/31/2007, and if she makes the final round, then that begins 1/7/2008 where three artists will compete for the final stage. She also has a site covering the two weeks that the voting has been going on for this contest at Two Weeks for Kina.
If the amazing sounds of her voice win you over like they did myself, definitely head over to her site or iTunes and grab the couple of albums that have been produced. You won’t regret it.