Kina Grannis is lovely, take that as read. Does this album offer more than pleasant soft pop? I, for one, believe it does. The melodies are simple and catchy (though considered), however, the lyrics are deeper than they may first seem and don't dull with repeated listening.
I first saw Kina on The Ellen Show, while promoting the "Jelly Bean" video for "In Your Arms". I wasn't particularly impressed by her or the video. After more research and watching her YouTube content, I became enamoured.
This album is simply a pleasure to listen to, it always lifts my spirits and I'm sure I will be playing it for many years to come. Kina's warmth and spirit are evident in every track - often encapsulating a romantically idealised world view, beautifully. That said, this album rarely becomes too sacharine. I'm certain that this sensative musician will produce even better songs in the future. For now, you should give this great album a place in your music collection.
After seeing her live, for the first time, at the Union Chapel in London - I am certainly looking forward to the new material.