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Erin Kinsey '40 East' EP Review

Rising star Erin Kinsey has just released her debut EP, 40 East.

This Texan discovered her passion for music at a young age, and has been singing and songwriting ever since. Most of her high school career was spent traveling to Nashville to pursue her passion until she eventually found herself calling the city home. In addition to her singing ability Kinsey is also a skilled guitarist, a skill that she had further crafted once beginning to advance her career. Her strong social media presence has already given her a dedicated fan base in order to help her first few releases gain traction; this quick rise led to the creation of her introductory project.


40 East is follows Kinsey’s debut country radio single “Just Drive," a song she wrote with Michael August; the track that blew up her TikTok account with millions of views and thousands of likes. In her music Kinsey hopes to embody country lyrics with a gritty sound that is seen in pop and rock bands such as Paramore, something the artist is most definitely successful in doing. In total, there are six songs included on the EP:


1. “Just Drive” (Erin Kinsey, Michael August, Josh Ronen)

2. “This Ain’t Heaven” (Erin Kinsey, Michael August, Josh Ronen)

3. “I Got You” (Erin Kinsey, Barrett Baber, Lonnie Fowler)

4. “Hate This Hometown” (Erin Kinsey, Dave Cohen, Kathleen Higgins)

5. “Better On Me” (Erin Kinsey, Michael August, Josh Ronen)

6. “Just Drive” (Radio Edit) (Erin Kinsey, Michael August, Josh Ronen)