LUCY SPRAGGAN is in a good place and wants to share it with the world. Today, she announces her fifth studio album Today Was A Good Day out on May 3, 2019, via ooking Vinyl. In addition, she has released a new video for the single “Lucky Stars” and is currently in the midst of a string of U.S. shows to promote the announcement. This includes headline shows in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Anaheim, as well as performing on the Melissa Etheridge Cruise (dates below). You can pre-order the album here.
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 The 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.
LUCY SPRAGGAN: “Lucky Stars”
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. 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.”
“I thank my lucky stars for my family” says Lucy about the new single. “I’ve been through some incredibly dark times and although I’ve made many steps forward, I still get anxious and paranoid. This is how I came up with the idea for the video for ‘Lucky Stars ‘- when I feel anxious, I feel like people are staring at me as if I’m from outer space… So I donned an astronaut suit for the entire video.”
Marrying her wife “G” and fostering children has turned life around for Lucy, which she describes as “amazing” and “challenging” and underlines the common theme throughout the album. “We’ve had 14 kids stay with us so far”, explains Lucy. “We are also trying for our own child, so we will see what happens. All this has played a huge part in my writing. It’s an album about growing up.”
Today Was A Good Day Tracklisting
2. Lucky Stars
3. End Of The World
4. Don’t Play This On The Radio
5. Dinner’s Ready
7. Home Wasn’t Built In A Day
8.Stick The Kettle On (Ft. Scouting For Girls)
9. Today Was A Good Day
10. Connie’s Bar
11. Love Is The Best Revenge
12. The Waiting Room
13. As The Saying Goes
14. Thanks For Choosing Me
After beginning the year as support for Melissa Etheridge across Europe and Scandinavia, Lucy Spraggan now prepares for her own headline tour across the US and Europe, including playing SXSW and then her own 13-date UK headline tour. Playing live has always been what Lucy loves to do most; she was the first female artist to headline Kendal Calling and she’s also the first X Factor artist to play Glastonbury. Lucy played The Acoustic Stage to a completely full tent in 2017 and describes the performance as a “life-changing show.”
Releasing this fifth album is proof of her enduring appeal. Today Was A Good Day was produced by Jon Maguire (Callum Scott, Kodaline) will be released on May 3, 2019, via Cooking Vinyl Records.
|March 18||The Moroccan Lounge||Los Angeles|
|March 20||The Triple Door||Seattle|
|March 25||The Parish @ House of Blues||Anaheim|
|March 31 – April 4||Melissa Etheridge Cruise|