Lucy Spraggan

 

Lucy Spraggan, previously a contestant on season 9 of The X Factor UK, is going on a North American tour this summer.

A month prior to this tour, she released her fifth and latest album, Today Was a Good Day, marking a new chapter in her career.

“It’s a really positive message,” she said of the new record. “I had a lot of setbacks over my career and I’ve always tried morphing and changing myself into an artist that would appeal commercially…so for this one, there was a really strong underlying message of defiance and positivity.”

But her protest against the status quo didn’t cost her anything, “in some ways it made it the most commercial record I’ve made so far.” Since its release, Today Was a Good Day has enjoyed success, holding a 12th place position in the UK charts.

So where does Spraggan pull her inspiration from? “I’ve always tried to do more songs about observations about things rather than, you know, standard love songs. I just want them to be personable.”

On her upcoming tour, Spraggan is looking forward to “just meeting new people,” she says, “I really love being out on the road and having an opportunity to meet different kinds of people at the shows. It’s just really important to have friends everywhere.”

Spraggan kicked off the tour on June 12th in New York City, and currently is making her way through the Midwest. You can buy tickets for the rest of her North American dates here.