Alana Springsteen, Taylor Swift; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Alana Springsteen, Taylor Swift; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Alana Springsteen Shares Taylor Swift-Inspired Song, Says Swift “Has Shaped The Writer & Artist That I Am”

Alana Springsteen is opening up about the influence fellow female artist Taylor Swift has had on her career.

Springsteen shared a snippet of a new song she wrote called “Taylor Did” on TikTok, which pays homage to the country-pop superstar.

“Feeling grateful for the music and getting ready to live with midnights like everyone else,” Springsteen wrote ahead of Swift’s latest album release, Midnights on Oct. 21. “I ended up finishing Taylor Did and figured I’d post it for anyone who feels the same way. Hope y’all like it,” she added.

@alanaspringsteen

Feeling grateful for the music and getting ready to live with midnights like everyone else. I ended up finishing Taylor Did and figured I’d post it for anyone who feels the same way. Hope y’all like it #taylordid #tsmidnights #swifttok

♬ original sound – alanaspringsteen

Springsteen could be seen singing the emotional tribute to Swift in the recording booth via the video she shared.

I remember where I was/When I heard Fifteen for the first time/Backseat of a blue suburban/Felt like every word was about my life/Every track to Red’s a picture in my head/From dancin’ ’round my room to crying in my bed/She was always there for me/Like a friend that I never met,” Springsteen sings, referencing Swift’s albums, Fearless and RED.

In a follow-up snippet of the song that’s also been posted to TikTok, Springsteen responded to a fan’s comment, saying it gave her “actual life.”

“Imagine Taylor writing ‘Tim McGraw’ never imagining someday someone would be writing a song about her,” fan @cristinamaynarich wrote.

“[Yo]ur comments on that post of Taylor did are giving me actual life. tbh I’m shook and I don’t really know what to say so here’s more. ily,” Springsteen said in reply.

In the second snippet of the song, she revealed how Swift’s music helped her through a teenage breakup.

@alanaspringsteen

Replying to @cristinamaynarich ur comments on that post of taylor did are giving me actual life. tbh i’m shook and i don’t really know what to say so here’s more. ily #midnightstaylorswift #midnights #taylorswift #taylordid

♬ original sound – alanaspringsteen

I remember 17 when/He was Mine and that love was Ours/Never in my Wildest Dreams/Did I think he’d be the Teardrops On My Guitar/But those records wrapped me in their arms/Midnights/Driveways in my car,” she sings.

“I got lost and found in three minutes/Felt like that was me in it/Those save me songs are still spinnin’ ’round in that player/10 years later they’re/Like home, almost a part of me/Hit right when it was hard to be/A girl tryna to keep her innocence/When no one knew what I was going through growing up/Taylor did.”

@alanaspringsteen

Replying to @chelsey_why might be adding this to the set more often 👀🥰 #taylorswift #swifttok #taylordid #tsmidnights

♬ original sound – alanaspringsteen

Fans overwhelmed Springsteen’s video with so many likes and comments she actually wound up playing “Taylor Did” live during a recent performance. The “New Number” singer said she added the song to her set list because of a fan’s comment on her video, asking her to sing it.

“Got u sis,” Springsteen said, later writing, “might be adding this to the set more often.”

Prior to sharing her song, “Taylor Did,” Springsteen performed at the NSAI Awards, where Swift was honored with the Songwriter-Artist of the Decade Award. While walking the red carpet at the event, Springsteen told Country Now how Swift has influenced her both as an artist and a writer.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“I remember listening to her records at nine or 10 years old, running to Target and getting them when they first came out. She was singing about my life, you know, things that I didn’t hear other artists singing about, she was, and in a lot of ways, has shaped the writer and artist I am,” Springsteen admitted.

Though Springsteen has yet to release “Taylor Did,” she’s been sharing a variety of social media sneak peeks of herself working on new music.

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