Before hopping on a plane to head home to Fort Wayne, Indiana, Addison Agen took a few minutes to speak with reporters on a conference call. THe night before, the sixteen year old singer from Team Adam Levine nabbed the runner-up title behind winner Chloe Kohanski.
Check out what Addison has to say about her emotional finale performance of Lori McKenna’s “Humble and Kind” and what’s next after The Voice.
On becoming emotional during her performance of “Humble and Kind” in the finale: That’s been such a touching song for so many people especially me. That song was introduced to me by my grandpa a long, long time ago and the lyrics that I’m singing on this song are literally saying, “When the dreams you’re dreaming come to you. When the work you put in is realized” as I was singing that, I was standing on stage surrounded by people supporting and loving and cheering me on living out my dreams. So, it was a very emotional time knowing that that was the last time I was going to be singing on that stage with the cover song and that’s pretty much where it came from. The song is just so beautiful and really it’s so meaningful for me.
What’s next for Addison? My next step is kind of finding my team. I need to be finding booking agents and management and all that stuff to build my team up to support me and make this career possible to continue on for a very long, long time. It’s definitely not a single-handed job at all. And I’ve been writing too for a while and it’s just getting in that next step and making some good folk music and some meaningful lyrics.
Addison already has an album how. How will the next one compare? For me, that album was a big experience. I learned so much recording that and I would not have been prepared at all for The Voice if I haven’t made that album. So, yes, I wrote all the songs before the age of 13 and as a writer, I’ve grown so much in the past three years. But this – I’m really going to have a very acoustic feel to these next songs that I’ll be making and releasing hopefully. But very acoustic and sit-down and organic sounding.
Addison has booked her first post-The Voice concert. She’s set to perform a “Welcome Home” concert on January 21 at Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne. Click here for tickets. Addison will perform songs from The Voice and selections from her debut album New Places.