ORANGE WILLOW, EP

>> On Sept. 12, former UIndy student Addie Kosten released her first EP, “Orange Willow.”  Since then, she  has become No. 1 on Reverb Nation’s Singer/Songwriter charts in Indianapolis. This three song EP does a great job of showcasing Kosten’s versatility and multiple talents. The song “Oyster” is about her decision to be an independent artist instead of trying to get signed to a major label. It is an upbeat tune, with a strong piano and drum syndication driving the song and low-playing violin in the background. At the end of the song is a surprise from the trumpet, which gives the piece New Orleans jazz sound. “Two Feet,” the next song on the EP, is about a girl finding the courage to leave a relationship that is no longer beneficial. “Two Feet”  has a sound that shows off Kosten’s vocal range. The final track, “Black Gold,” is about the oil industry and the conservational uses behind it. Orange Willow is available for free at www.reverbnation.com/addiekosten.