Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran’s Addison Agen from ‘The Voice’ has started work on a new album

Her time on "The Voice" inspired her songwriting.

Addison Agen talks about plans for her new album during a recent interview with News-Sentinel.com. (By Dan Vance of News-Sentinel.com)

Addison Agen talks about plans for her new album during a recent interview with News-Sentinel.com. (By Dan Vance of News-Sentinel.com)

Addison Agen’s amazing experience so far on national vocal talent TV show “The Voice” has inspired the Fort Wayne 16-year-old to start work on recording a second album.

Agen sang some of the new material during a concert Oct. 27 at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits on Calhoun Street, she said during an interview last week with News-Sentinel.com. She also performed songs from her debut album, “New Places,” which she recorded at age 13.

“I like writing about people,” Addison said.

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She has been meeting a lot of new people and making new friends while chasing her dream of a music career on “The Voice,” she said. She’s also been missing family and friends here while she is away at the show, for which broadcasts so far have been pre-recorded.

The program resumes with pre-recorded knockout round performances at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Addison won her knockout round battle, which was broadcast Oct. 30, to advance to the playoffs, which will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 9 p.m. Nov. 15.

During the playoffs, celebrity coaches can bring back an artist who lost a previous battle or knockout round performance. Coaches Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton then each must cut their team of six performers to three, who will advance to the live competition portion of the show.

Addison is part of Levine’s team after a “steal” following her loss in the battle rounds as a member of Cyrus’ team.

While home in Fort Wayne, Addison took advantage of the opportunity to step into a local recording studio Oct. 29 to begin recording some of her new songs, she said.

The self-described Indie-folk music artist said her songs sound somewhat sad, but they really aren’t.

“The lyrics are what I really pay attention to,” she said.

She wants people to hear what she is saying in the songs, she said. Her lyrics and music are meaningful to different types of people, she added, and different people take them different ways.

She included one really upbeat song on her first album, and she plans to do the same on the new album.

Addison doesn’t know yet when her new album will be finished and released.

So, for now, her growing number of fans will have to be satisfied with the songs on her first album and her performances on “The Voice.”

TUNE IN

“The Voice” is broadcast locally on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.

Knockout round performances will resume 8-10 p.m. Monday and 8-9 p.m. Tuesday.

The playoffs performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 9 p.m. Nov. 15.

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