We had a chance to catch up with UK-based singer/songwriter, Lucy Spraggan, who’s new album Choices was released today. Following her rapid rise to fame after appearing on the TV show, The X Factor, Lucy Spraggan’s has become a champion for the LGBTQ and advocate for positive mental health. Her new album, Choices, depicts real life experiences that have promoted growth both musically and personally. Check out what Lucy had to say below!
BTS: How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard it yet?
Lucy Spraggan: Somewhere between poppy and folky? Lyrically it’s quite observational, I think. But the sound changes from record to record.
BTS: Have you found the downtime over the last 11 months or so to be a productive time for you?
Lucy Spraggan: In some ways, yes. I am normally relentlessly touring so staying still has had it’s positive influences. More than creativity, it’s given me more time to focus on personal growth and making time to do things other than music. But I’d very much like to be back into live music now.
BTS: For your song, ‘Animal’ you noted inspiration from Bollywood music that you listen to while working out. Do you find that inspiration for your work often comes naturally from everyday sources? Or do you work to seek out scenarios that might inspire you?
Lucy Spraggan: It comes from the most unexpected things at the most unexpected times. I never go out to seek something to write about, my writing process never works if I try too hard. It’s always been pretty organic. There seems to be about a year of writing that happens between albums – i have to source the goods!
BTS: You have a new album coming out on February 26th, what can we expect from this record?
Lucy Spraggan: It’s different. I guess everyone says that, but my sound has certainly evolved. The message too, I suppose. It’s definitely more cohesive than my other records. I dare say… More mature! Ew!
BTS: If you could choose an ideal place for someone to listen to your music, where would it be?
Lucy Spraggan: In a vintage, convertible car driving down route 66 or similar.
BTS: Any artists/songs that you’ve been digging lately?
Lucy Spraggan: Watsky!
BTS: Any big plans for 2021 outside of the album release?
Lucy Spraggan: Right now it’s quite hard to know what’s coming. I just hope we can return to normal soon.
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