Virginia Beach native Alana Springsteen is not shy about her love for the beach. It coats her Instagram, and is the heartbeat of her newest single “California.”
“California” follows the songwriter’s duet with Roman Alexander for their post-breakup song “Trying Not To,” and single “Always Gonna Love You,” co-written with Melissa Fuller and Andy Skib, which amassed over eight million streams on Spotify.
Co-written and co-produced by the country singer + songwriter herself, “California” is a summery confession of the thought of falling in love with California due to the picturesque attraction it has and not her newfound West Coast romance. Is it actually love or just the beauty of the state? She sings, “Maybe I’m just falling in love with California. // I can’t decide if it’s in my mind, or just the way that the lights in Santa Monica shine, on you baby, it’s just a few baby, I’m confused, I can’t tell. // Maybe it’s us, maybe I’m just falling in love with California.”
The song comes just in time to be added to your favorite summertime beach playlist. Depicting both pop and country influences and sustains a slow-burning mix of upbeat percussion and acoustic guitar. At seven years old, Springsteen acquired her first guitar and by nine years old, was an aspiring songwriter. Shortly after getting her first guitar from her grandfather, Springsteen performed the National Anthem for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. She moved to Nashville at fourteen years old and shortly after signed her very first publishing deal with Warehouse West Entertainment.
Springsteen told The Nash News earlier this year in an exclusive virtual interview, “One of my favorite things to do is just connecting with people who listen to my music and that’s the reason I do it. Just talking to people and being like, “Oh my gosh, I related to that song so much or I needed to hear that,” like all of that, gives me so much life and is the reason that I do it. I definitely miss that and hugging people, and seeing people face to face. I am so excited for that to come back.” To learn more about Alana Springsteen follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
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