Tomorrow, Alana Springsteen releases the first instalment from her hotly anticipated three-part debut album, TWENTY SOMETHING, Messing It Up. Pre-save here now.
Alana Springsteen was without a doubt one of the bright lights at C2C 2023 and in country music over the last several years. Her rise has been slow paced, thoughtful and deliberate. Now, she has released the first instalment of her three-part debut album, TWENTY SOMETHING, coming later this year.
Messing It Up is a phenomenal and enticing opening chapter to TWENTY SOMETHING’s thoughtfully created and crafted narrative – an in-depth autobiographical account of the nonstop emotional whirlwind of life in your 20s. Springsteen is a powerful songwriter, getting fearlessly real about the mistakes and misadventures of early adulthood over the course of six powerhouse songs. The new project showcases the true-to-life storytelling that’s made the 22-year-old Virginia Beach, VA, native one of the most exciting and magnetic new songwriters. On this first part, Springsteen delves into the hardships everyone in their twenties experiences, and the mistakes they make along the way.
There’s a great deal of emotional complexity on the record, from “goodbye looks good on you” featuring Mitchell Tenpenny, which serves up an unexpected twist on the classic breakup song, making peace that they were never right and that the break was for the best to the sadness and loneliness of ‘shoulder to cry on.’ More than anything, the project shows an artist already capable of crafting a project from the details of the songs to the overall picture of a record. It’s a relatable and delightful project, that sees Springsteen seeking empowerment and self-acceptance through catchy melodies and radiant vocal work, marking her as one to watch in the coming years.