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Lucy Spraggan speaks to RTE TEN about the meaning of success

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With her new album We Are just released, singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has told TEN that, for her, the meaning of success is “whatever you feel comfortable with”.Lucy_Spraggan_shares_her_meaning_of_success_-_RTÉ_Ten

The former X Factor contestant, who has set up her own label, CTRL, said: “Some people think global domination is success, and other people think just getting to do a paid gig is success. And at one point getting a paid gig was success for me. One! One paid gig!”

She continued: “So success for me is whatever you feel comfortable with, where your expectation lies.”

Spraggan added: “It’s so clouded sometimes by what other people have implemented to tell you what success is, which is what I suffered with for the last two years until I realised, ‘No, I’m actually doing what I love. I do tours and I make music and I do it as a job. This is me; this is success for me’.”

You can watch the full interview and an acoustic performance of the track The Postman by clicking the link below.



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Lucy Spraggan announces new album and Irish Tour dates

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Following on her from her 2013 Top 10 album ‘Join The Club’, Lucy Spraggan will release her third album ‘We Are’ on 1st May, preceded by the single ‘Unsinkable’ on 10th April, through her own label CTRL Records.

23-year-old Lucy released her record ‘Top Room At The Zoo’ in 2011. After auditioning for The X Factor in 2012 with her own track ‘Last Night’, the song reached #11 in the UK singles chart and the album entered the UK albums chart at #22. Unfortunately leaving The X Factor due to illness, Lucy came back the following year with her debut studio album ‘Join The Club’, which reached #7 in the UK albums chart.

‘Unsinkable’, the first single from her new album, is an emotive song with a heartfelt melody and dramatic electro synths that lead into a vast and captivating choir-backed chorus. The track, whilst retaining Lucy’s trademark style, is a mature offering, which showcases Lucy’s adept songwriting and strong vocal. It was co-written with Adam Argyle and Martin Brammer (James Morrison, Olly Murs) and produced by Steve Power (Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow). Listen here:

Her new album ‘We Are’ was recorded in London and features 12 tracks that are a collection of sincere ballads and inspiring folk-tinged pop songs told in Lucy’s direct storytelling style about every day life. Lucy says; “I’m very much looking forward to releasing ‘We Are’ under my own steam. The album is basically a diary of the ups and downs of the last few years; appearing on The X Factor, moving to London, working hard and changing as a person. In some ways writing this record has been a bit of documentation for me and some of the songs are pretty revealing but I’m looking forward to sharing them.”

Lucy recently toured the UK as part of the Young Voices tour, which saw her perform five nights at London’s O2 Arena, along with performing five small UK headline dates, which sold out to fans in 9 minutes. She has just announced a full UK and Ireland tour in May, with live dates are as follows:


Fri 1st              Belfast                       Limelight 2

Sat 2nd           Galway                     Roisin Dubh

Sun 3rd           Dublin                        Whelan’s

Thur 7th          Edinburgh                 Liquid Rooms

Fri 8th              Glasgow                   Garage

Sat 9th                       Newcastle               Riverside

Mon 11th       Norwich                    Waterfront

Tue 12th         Leeds                                    Beckett Uni

Thur 14th        Manchester                        Academy 2

Fri 15th           Liverpool                 East Village Arts Club

Sat 16th         Birmingham             Library

Sun 17th         Bristol                                    Motion

Tue 19th         Cardiff                       Globe

Wed 20th      Exeter                                    Lemongrove

Thur 21st         Southampton         Engine Rooms

Fri 22nd           London                     Heaven

Sat 23rd         Sheffield                   Leadmill





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