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OSTON Expertly weaves through the emotions of your 20s on new alt-pop EP ‘Melancholia’

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LA-based singer-songwriter Austin Wolfe, better known as OSTON, has released her highly anticipated third EP ‘Melancholia’. The EP features tracks “Whatshisface” and “HARD TO LOVE”, which both garnered major TikTok and Instagram attention with their in-your-face lyricism and catchy melodies. The project includes six songs that weave through topics of self-discovery, mental health, and growing up in the 21st century.

She has supported the likes of Omar Apollo and Kevin Garrett, toured North America with JORDY and The Greeting Committee, and played a set at Lollapalooza in 2021. She played her first official headline show at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on September 13th, where she was met with a packed house and energetic fanbase that matched her bright enthusiasm for performing.

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While the name ‘Melancholia’ at first might make the listener think the project is covered in a gloom and sadness, OSTON shares,

“ holds such a deeper meaning than that - it’s the feeling that the “best” version of yourself is right there next to you, close enough to touch, but never seems to stick around for very long. For me, that feeling perfectly encapsulates an age, a stage of life that we call our 20-somethings.”

Having collaborated with artists like UPSAHL, Bülow, LØLØ and Miki Ratsula since she started the EP in 2021, it's no wonder OSTON expresses a deep love and sincerity in her writing. There is not a second wasted on this project, using every moment to craft songs that reflect her lived experiences and the feelings of many others in their 20s. The project features a dynamic range between the softest whispers and loudest screams, leaving the listener to wonder if their melancholy is more ‘Melancholia’.

You can listen to ‘Melancholia’ on all streaming platforms.

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