Alana Springsteen calls herself romantic, but grief drives her in new EP
Alana Springsteen grew up singing in the church of her grandfather, a little girl who started playing guitar at age 7 and discovered that the melodies that flowed from it could somewhat soothe her young heart. And at age 10, after filling that young heart with the sounds of artists such as Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, Springsteen made his first trip to Nashville and wrote his very first song.
“From a young age I felt like being a country music artist was what I was put on this earth for,” Springsteen, 20, told PEOPLE. “Writing songs has always been my passion.”
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Soon the Springsteen family found themselves packing their bags and moving from Virginia Beach to Music City, which immediately wrapped its arms around the budding talent. At 14, Springsteen was offered his first publishing contract and has been writing ever since.
That’s how she got here. But that’s only part of the story.
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History of the rupture (first part) is Springsteen’s largest and most anticipated project of his young career, a magical blend of deep thoughts about love and heartbreak, all delivered by a voice that seems to represent the future of country music.
“I consider myself a romantic because I’m one of those people who thinks anything can be beautiful,” says Springsteen, who recently posted on Instagram that she will be touring with Los Angeles-based pop group LANY. . “I love all the nuances of emotions. I think this is all part of our journey and gets us where we are meant to be.”
The discovery of his own path certainly led to the creation of History of the rupture (first part), because Springsteen is the first to admit that many writing sessions turned into therapy sessions for her and anyone else lucky enough to be in the room. And with this project, she hopes that her journey and this therapy that she now dreams of helps others.
“I just hope it makes people feel a little less lonely, because we all go through the same emotions,” she says of the entire ultra-truthful tracklist she’s co-writing on. “It’s so cool to be able to connect with each other through music and find bits of our collective truths in a song someone else wrote.”
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From “God Must Be Mad at Me” to “California” to “I Blame You,” Springsteen certainly leads with his truth.
“I think the more honest and vulnerable you can be, and almost the more specific you can be in some way or another, it all makes everything more understandable to the listener,” Springsteen said. “Songs don’t always need crazy, flowery lyrics. You just need to write down what you’re feeling right now.”
And everything didn’t have to be heavy.
“We probably laughed more than we wrote,” Springsteen said of “Zero Trucks,” a song that came to fruition while co-writing Zoom with “Fancy Like” creator Walker. Hayes. “It was our first writing together and it’s a title he actually brought. If you know Walker, he’s so good with puns! The second I heard the title, I knew we had to write it down. “
But perhaps the highlight of the entire project is “Homesick,” a sonic gem of a song that exudes freshness and forward thinking, while sounding both raw and organic.
“So many sounds live in this song,” she says. “And every sound adds to that kind of unsteady feeling the song is about.”
And as a new artist, Springsteen is not immune to this feeling of instability. But when it does, she turns to the backbone which is her faith.
“I feel like we’re all supposed to do something and there are so many goals in there and there are no coincidences,” she said. “I can look back on my journey and see all the doors that God has opened – all the things that don’t make sense and shouldn’t have happened ended up leading me to exactly where I am. ‘is a beautiful thing. “