We chatted with country songstress Alana Springsteen about her new EP, History of Breaking Up (Part 1), available now. Here are five things to expect from the project.
- The brand new record is all about exploring the nuances of love and heartbreak in ways that are unique to Springsteen’s artistry.
“If you know me, you know that I’ve always been so inspired by love and heartbreak and I kind of wanted this project to be a look into my journey through that. I think love and heartbreak is something that we all go through and experience, but the way we process it changes as we get older.”
- She hopes fans can relate and fall in love with the songs, as much as she has.
“I honestly found out pieces about myself that I didn’t know until I wrote these songs and it kind of put things into perspective. I hope that everyone who listens to it or at least someone who listens to it can find a piece of themselves in it and maybe feel a little less alone.”
- The track “Girlfriend” was inspired by a real-life experience, and is one one of Springsteen’s favorites on the project.
“I’ve always struggled with self-doubt. I’ve struggled with insecurities. I think we all do. There’s something cool about this song because it is vulnerable, but at the same time, there’s so much power that comes with knowing when the time is to let go and when something is not meant for you.”
- “God Must Be Mad At Me,” is a pure and honest ballad that was designed to be that way in order to pay homage to country music storytelling.
“I would say it is probably the most vulnerable song on the record and I’ve always loved songwriting. Songwriting is a big reason I do what I do, and why I love country music. And I think this song on this project shows that. It really strips it back to the songwriting and the song. Some of my favorite songs are the one’s that are so simply written. […] That’s what this song means to me.”
- History of Breaking Up is just the beginning of Springsteen’s stories and songs about love, heartbreak, and everything in between. (Hint: There may be another project in the works.)
“There’s so many other nuanced parts of love and heartbreak and there’s no way I’m going to stop writing about it, so I think it’s kind of inevitable at this point, and we’re definitely building up to that.”
Check out our full EP review of Alana Springsteen’s record History of Breaking Up (Part 1) and listen to the project here.
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