INTERVIEW: Lucy Spraggan

Hi Lucy, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’m very well thank you – it’s all go!

Can you talk to us more about your song “Lucky Stars”?

Lucky Stars is a song about being thankful for who is in my life. It’s about realising what you have and being grateful!

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

My sister wrote a Facebook status about her boyfriend that started with ‘I thank my Lucky Stars for him every day’ and I thought ‘I love that saying’.. It’s the first song I’ve written inspired by a Facebook status.

Any plans to release a music video for the single?

The video for Lucky Stars is me in an astronaut suit walking in a busy city. I got some strange looks!

The single comes off your new album Today Was A Good Day – what’s the story behind the title?

Today was a good day is about reflecting on the days you have. It’s so important not only to acknowledge that you’ve had a really GREAT day or a really bad one, but to acknowledge everything in between. If today was ok, or today was good, you’re doing ok.

How was the recording and writing process?

I struggled a bit with this record, I had a bit of a time constraint so I had to work really hard to get the songs written. I’m not really into that style of writing a record so it wasn’t the way I’d have liked to do it but it’s worked out OK!

What was it like to work with Jon Maguire and how did that relationship develop?

I started writing songs with Jon initially and we got on so, so well. We recorded my last album and we had so much fun we decided to do it all again.

How much did he get to influence the album?

As a producer he gets to have his say on what he thinks works and doesn’t. He’s very good at what he does so I trust him to do the best he can! 

With the major success you’ve been gaining throughout your career – do you feel any sort of pressure as you put on a new material or rather the opposite?

I used to feel more pressure than I do now. Right now I just take things as they come and do the best I can – that’s whats important.

What were some of the story you got to tell on this album?

One of my favourites is Connie’s Bar Which is about a barmaid I met in north Florida. My friend showed her the song and she wrote me a letter, all the way from the USA!

Was it easy for you to open this way or you had some second thoughts?

I’ve always been an open person/artist so this is what I’ve always known. It’d be harder for me to be a closed book I think.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

I find them in everything; people, places and experiences. As long as I keep moving the songs will come.

What’s it like to go back into playing Glastonbury?

Incredible. I am so, so excited for it. 

Having played the festival before and knowing it can be quite stressful, are you likely to feel less nervous getting on stage this year? 

Probably not, it’s such a huge deal. I was a bit sick with nerves last time and imagine I’ll be exactly the same this year.

What surprises can fans expect?

The big band show with lots of audience participation.

Any plans to hit the road?

I’ll be touring the U.K. throughout May and back to the USA in June, then festival season!

What else is happening next in Lucy Spraggan’s world?

A big album release and tour right now and then a big year of touring!

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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