Rising country singer/songwriter Alana Springsteen fearlessly shows vulnerability in her latest single, “Trust Issues.”
Co-written by Springsteen with Sasha Alex Sloan, Jessie Jo Dillon, and Nick Bailey, the songstress expresses the aftermath of a painful breakup and how she has since found peace.
“‘Trust Issues’ was painful to write. It’s a song I had put off writing but knew needed to get out – for my sake,” Springsteen shares. “The guy who broke my heart told more lies than I can count and turned out to be the exact opposite of who he promised he was… cue ‘Trust Issues.’ This song is an anthem for anyone out there who’s on the other side of heartbreak, still dealing with anger, sadness, bitterness, and the fear that they may never be able to trust again. I loved being able to do this without making it a sad song.”
Camouflaging the painful lyrics with an upbeat tempo, Springsteen showcases her versatility and ability to share a hurtful story with a bright melody. Co-produced with Cameron Jaymes, the songbird shares her honest thoughts with lyrics including:
“Thank you for all of the lies
And thank you for wrecking my life
Thank you for the tears and the unnecessary drama
Can’t believe I let someone like you around my mama
Thank you for breaking my heart
And thank you for leaving a scar
You got all my love and then you even took the truck too
And all I got is trust issues”
The Virginia Beach native admits, “If Sasha [Alex Sloan], Jessie [Jo Dillon], and Nick [Bailey] hadn’t been in the writing room with me that day, I’m not sure I would’ve had the courage to say it all out loud. Thankfully, the girls had just gone through insane breakups themselves and the day was more of a therapy session than anything else.”
“Trust Issues” follows the release of “New Number,” written by Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley, and Rhett Akins – Springsteen’s first outside cut. Earlier this year, she released “Me Myself and Why,” a bold self-criticizing ballad, along with its music video.
Last year, the 21-year-old released her debut EP, History of Breaking Up (Part One). With impressive tracks in her catalog, fans are highly anticipating the second half of the two-part EP.
This year will mark Springsteen’s CMA Fest debut, where she will be performing on June 11th. That same day, she will be taking the stage at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to appear in the rotating role of “Bailey Stone” during the stage show May We All: A New Country Musical.
Fans can also catch Springsteen on the road this summer at shows including Faster Horses Country Music Festival in Brooklyn, MI and at TidalWave Music Festival in Atlantic City, NJ.