The 21-year-old songwriter has already impressed X Factor judges, Radio 1 DJs, festival organisers across the world and Columbia Records, who immediately signed her to their roster. What makes her such a valued artist to this many industry heavyweights? Her quest for truthful music that deeply connects, wherever and whoever you are, that’s what. Her debut album is out now and she will perform a number of intimate shows to promote the Columbia release.
You may recognize the name. Last year, Lucy Spraggan took to the X Factor stage in front of 4,000 jeering audience members. Her performance was a sharp slap around the face for anyone watching; after reams of sob stories and off-key balladeering, Lucy arrived, performed an original song and made the entire audience smile. It was the start of a new chapter, but that’s just one part of her story.
In her two decades of existence, Lucy’s been in rap groups, worked as a magician, trained as a plumber, travelled across America, been a tour guide in a cave, fallen from a cherry picker and had ‘Olly Murs’ tattooed onto her foot. She even studied Buddhism in Scotland. But now she’s ready to focus on music; her new album, a fusion of acoustic, folk and hip hop, is a collection of songs that’ll one minute bring you to tears, and the next make you feel like a fool for being so emo.