Am I Talking Too Much? – EP Review

India McCarty

Up and coming pop artist OSTON just dropped her sophomore EP Am I Talking Too Much? This EP follows the release of singles “I Think You Should Leave” and “How To Feel Human (feat. JORDY). “

 

This project sees OSTON evolve and mature as an artist. She takes the lyricism she’s been fine tuning since 2018’s Sitting at the Kids Table and cranks it up to eleven. 

 

The songs swing from high to low, from needy to independent. On the title track, she wonders “Do you like me? Do you want me? // Do you need me to shut up?” She pivots to indifference on “Hypocrite!”: “Maybe we’re better as friends // ‘cause I think you’re pretty annoying.” 

Each song follows this pattern of turning tables. She gleefully calls out posers on “I Think You Should Leave,” then descends into self-doubt on “Sour.” While the tone shifts could feel jarring, OSTON handles it wonderfully. Every song feels real and authentic. 

 

Speaking about the project, OSTON shares, “‘Am I Talking Too Much?’ is a project detailing the ins-and-outs of my brain, where I worry that I’m going to ruin literally anything and everything good that’s within my grip. A lot of the time, I feel like I talk just to fill in life’s awkward silences. I spent a lot of time reflecting on how talking “too much” and overthinking are such big characteristics of mine, and part of what makes me who I am.”

 

She continues, “As humans, we’re all a little messed up in our own ways – but we’re allowed to be flawed and anxious and cranky and to feel our feelings. Writing this project helped me to see that while I have somewhat of an understanding of who I am and my purpose in this world, it doesn’t necessarily define who I have to be for the rest of my life. And that maybe the people who love and accept me for that are the people I really want in my life anyways.”

With viral moments on TikTok, music videos playing on MTV, and a recent performance slot at Lollapalooza, OSTON is gaining attention and a following. With the release of this EP, she’s proven she deserves it all.

 

Listen to Am I Talking Too Much? here!

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