By Laura Hinchliffe
Lucy Spraggan is a singer songwriter originally from Sheffield who made her first appearance as an X Factor contestant back in 2012. It was just before that time that she started doing regular sessions with Ont’ Sofa doing both covers and her own original songs. Previously working as a street sales woman, she referred to herself as “the person with a clipboard in the street who you try and avoid”. The 25-year-old now has her own voice with a unique style of storytelling through her acoustic guitar and rhythmic lyrics.
Her first song she performed ‘Ont’ Sofa’ was ‘Tea and Toast’ which is a heartfelt song that follows the life of a boy named Tom and how the words his mother used to say stayed with him as he gets older. The simplistic yet elegant lyrics of her song is what makes her music one of kind as they tell the story which is fast paced yet catchy.
Her latest song that she has done with Ont’ Sofa is ‘I Don’t Live There Anymore’, which is just one of her many beautifully told songs. Part of her lyrics say “I live in a glass house, but I’m forever throwing stones” and “most of it is broken but I call it my home”. These are just some of the words which she uses that eloquently express the vulnerability of the song. During the writing of this song she commented - “I didn’t plan anything, I just wrote how I felt”, which again is what seems to make her songs come across as so honest.
Lucy can vary her style of music, yet still work with the acoustic vibe she uses so well. She can write a song which reflects the heart-breaking parts of a person’s life, such as my personal favourite, which is another recent song of hers called ‘All That I’ve Loved’. Which is a slow song dedicated to her mother in law who suffers with dementia. But she also has the ability to take very modern and upbeat songs by artists such as Hozier, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Labrinth and make them her own.
She currently has a new album out called ‘I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing’ and is well worth checking out so follow the link below: