Lucy Spraggan is in a good place and wants to share it with the world – earlier this week Lucy announced that she will be playing Glastonbury for a second time and today she shares a lyric video to new track “End of The World” from her fifth studio album Today Was A Good Day out on May 3, 2019 on Cooking Vinyl. Lucy is the only X Factor contestant ever to be asked to play Glastonbury – and now she will be returning for a second time on The Avalon Stage. Lucy played The Acoustic Stage to a completely full tent in 2017 and describes the performance as a ‘life changing show’.
All of this and her single “Lucky Stars” surpasses half a million streams. Pre-orders of the new album get current single “Lucky Stars”, “End Of The World” and “Stick The Kettle On” as automatic downloads.
With over 50 million YouTube views, 240 million streams on Spotify, as well as being the most Googled musician of 2012 (ahead of Will.i.am, Spice Girls and even One Direction!), Lucy started out as a singer-songwriter performing at open-mic nights around the country. At just 19 years old, she took the brave decision to perform her self-penned hit “Last Night (Beer Fear)” on X Factor and secured a Top 20 single and Top 30 self-released album in the UK whilst still competing on the show. It’s since had had over 40 million views on YouTube.
Through relentless touring, her innate songwriting ability and an ever-growing fanbase, Lucy has achieved an incredible four Top 30 albums in the UK (three of which were self-released and the last of which went to #12), and now Lucy has signed a new record and publishing deal with Cooking Vinyl. Today Was A Good Day marks a new chapter for Lucy musically and personally; her fifth studio album has been produced by Jon Maguire (Callum Scott, Kodaline) and Lucy sounds at her most confident and accomplished.
Last year, Lucy released “Stick The Kettle On,” the first track from the new album, in support of CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably and wanted to use her experiences to help others, this was recently used in a new episode of Greys Anatomy. Her knack for telling a story through her songs hasn’t changed and in the past it has earned her comparisons to Courtney Barnett, KT Tunstall and Ed Sheeran. This talent continues on the new album with tracks like “Connie’s Bar,” inspired by a woman she met in Florida, new single “Lucky Stars” and the poignant goodbye song “The Waiting Room” and “Home Wasn’t Built In A Day.”
After beginning the year as support for Melissa Etheridge across Europe and Scandinavia and playing SXSW, Lucy Spraggan now prepares for her own headline tour across the US and Europe.
Releasing this fifth album is proof of her enduring appeal.