#Review: Lucy Spraggan – Choices

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Lucy Spraggan is a singer, songwriter and all-round storyteller, from Buxton, England. She is most notable for her appearances on 2012’s series of X Factor. However, since then, she has built a huge, loyal following, from her debut, independent album release through to this, Choices, her sixth album. Here’s what we have to say about it…

Lucy Spraggan - Choices

Having recently gone through some significant changes in her life; a divorce, lost a significant amount of weight and become sober; there is a lot of material for Lucy Spraggan to write about throughout this record. Musically, it’s incredibly diverse too – this is an album that has a great deal to offer.

It all opens with the rather Western-sounding, ‘Flowers’, which sees Spraggan take on a more provocative tone than we’re used to. Having recently become single and lost three stone, she is keen to show that she’s not always about funny lyrics, but can be more sexy too.

Next comes the very singable ‘Roots’, which sees Spraggan tackle the topic of being unhappy about being told by many to lay down roots somewhere and do the “normal” thing of settling down. She very powerfully identifies this is not for her; for now she doesn’t have any roots and she’s happy with that.

Possibly one of the most powerful songs to ever come from her though, is ‘Sober’ – an acoustic-led track all about her decision to remove alcohol from her life – it’s beautifully honest and takes a real step back to assess her life.

Other tracks that really stand out include: ‘Run To The Hills’, a catchy and simplistic yet forthright song written about the falling apart of her relationship and wanting to get away from it all; ‘Heartbreak Suites’ was also written about the end of her marriage but candidly looks at how a relationship should not become a unit that revolves solely around each other, and in the process forgetting and losing those who matter to you; and ‘You’ve Let Yourself Down’ is a thoroughly different flavour from the rest of the album with its almost tropical house feel to it that I just can’t get enough of.

This is an album of diversity, both lyrically and sonically, and it’s just begging to be played on repeat.

That’s not to say the rest of the album is not incredible too – there’s ‘Animal’ with its Bollywood-style drums that are inspired by Spraggan’s love for working out to bhangra music; ‘I Spent A Night In The Desert’ – an ode to her best friends, that’s also wonderfully uplifting and then there’s ‘Run’ a song about metaphorically and physically running towards something she’s found that she was looking for. Also, ‘If I Had A God’ is an open discussion about what it would be like if she were religious and had a strong faith; it’s inspired by those devout Christians around her, however she has found a power within herself, rather than through an external God.

Title track, ‘Choices’ is a way of summarising the whole record really and sees Spraggan express her happiness at choices she has made and finding a new lease of life without being afraid to be herself – additionally, the harmonies are to die for and the acoustic-led backing track is stunningly intricate.

The album draws to a perfect close with the tale ‘Why Don’t We Start From Here’ – a song she describes as a sequel to 2013’s ‘The Tourist’ from her second album, Join The Club. It’s a song about taking a leap of faith to make a new start, whenever you want it, which is a real inspiration to others.

This is an album of diversity, both lyrically and sonically, and it’s just begging to be played on repeat. It’s exciting in every way and although a lot of inspiration is drawn from her divorce, there is something refreshing about the integrity of her writing and the fact that she has woven a diverse tapestry throughout the sound of the record too. This is a thoroughly strong release and makes for a truly engaging listen. I just can’t wait to see what she produces for album number seven!


‘Choices’ is out 26/02/21 and can be downloaded from iTunes – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/choices/1534375882

Choices on Spotify

Coming Friday 26th February 2021.

Flowers (Official Music Video)

Animal (Official Music Video)

Sober (Official Music Video)

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#EventSpeaks: Lucy Spraggan @ Concorde 2, Brighton – 16/03/17

Check out Matt’s review of the final night of Lucy Spraggan’s 2017 tour, in support of her album, ‘I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing’…




It was the final night of Lucy Spraggan‘s March 2017 tour, in support of her most recent album, I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing (album review here), and what an incredible show to close the tour! With support from Joe Mongan and Katie London, the night was definitely one to remember!

Joe Mongan

Joe Mongan is a singer/songwriter who warmed up the crowd nicely – he had a good voice and one or two good songs that got the crowd going; he had an understated confidence about him.

Katie London

Katie London took to the stage, exuding confidence. Her vocals were powerful and her songs catchy. She was fantastic at engaging with the crowd and used her wit and down-to-earth demeanour to charm them between songs. I can foresee great things for this stunning songstress!

Highlight: The incredible power to her vocals and her between-song banter was on point.

Lucy Spraggan

The last time I saw Lucy Spraggan perform was on her acoustic tour and so seeing her perform with a full band tonight was a whole different experience – both were amazing in their own way!

She took to the stage with huge applause and a sense of anticipation, awe and sheer adoration swept throughout the crowd. The moment ‘You’re Too Young’ began, the fans were singing every word; in fact barely a moment went by when the audience couldn’t sing along with her – they know every word of every song and hang on to every word she sings and says. The sense of fan-family is rife at any Lucy Spraggan show – they know just about every story she has to tell, screeching with joy at her anecdotes and join in with anything she asks of them.

Fan-favourites such as ‘Last Night (Beer Fear)’‘Unsinkable’ and new song ‘Loaded Gun’ had the crowd chanting along like mad but my favourite song of the night was ‘Wait For Me’ – already an upbeat, catchy track; it was made even more intense by bringing it back a couple of times (just when you thought it was over) and upping the tempo each time – leading it into a high-energy, frantic rendition, ending the show on one ultra, massive high. Then there were the performances of songs like ‘Dear You’ and ‘Grown Up’ which didn’t leave a dry eye in the house – that’s one of the things that makes Lucy Spraggan so special; her ability to tell stories through her lyrics is a work of art.

I myself am a big fan of Lucy Spraggan but I would defy anyone to leave one of her shows without being in total awe of her talent, appreciating her devotion to her art and captivated by her abundant energy.


  • Her fan interaction and dedication is just remarkable – I don’t think I’ve seen an artist with quite the relationship that Lucy Spraggan has with her fans.
  • The genuine gratitude she expressed to her fans for getting her most recent album (I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing) to Number 12 in the UK charts, without any major label backing!
  • Her superb vocals throughout the performance.
  • Her ability to reduce an audience to tears with her stunning performance of ‘Dear You’.
  • The high energy she puts into her performances – particularly Don’t Know Nothing About The Blues’ and Wait For Me’.

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 Modern Day Frankenstein (Live)

Finally, I want to say a MASSIVE thanks to Ben for having me come down and do the review –  and to Lucy Spraggan for another fantastic performance!

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#Review: Lucy Spraggan – I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing




Lucy Spraggan is an outstanding singer, songwriter and all-round storyteller, most notable for her appearance on 2012’s series of X Factor. However, since then, she has built a huge following, from her debut, independent album through to this, her fourth album release. This is ‘I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing’.

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The album opens with the folk-like songs, ‘Fight For It’ and ‘Loaded Guns’, the first of which has an almost Irish folksong feel to it and the latter with it’s gun sounds and interesting vocal sample, make for a superb opening to the record. ‘Grown Up’ is a very personal song with a deep appreciation of life while ‘I Don’t Live There Anymore’ is a beautiful reflection of times past.

There are three, clear, stand-out tracks on the album (which must be why they were singles!): ‘Dear You’ is brimming with personal emotion – an open letter which deals with mental health issues (the video for which features Thomas Turgoose and can be seen below); ‘Freddos Aren’t 10p’ with its retro references and nostalgia and ‘Modern Day Frankenstein’ which is a very powerful, catchy song which touches on the positives in a negative relationship.

There are other great tracks, such as ‘Hey William’ (a collaboration with The Dunwells) which is fairly indie in style with great backing vocals; ‘All That I’ve Loved (For Barbara)’ which tells a story and shows off her powerful vocals and ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ that’s a track about the downfall of a relationship.

The entire album is filled with a strong sense of nostalgia, personal emotions, rocky relationships and her trademark story-telling. It’s what makes Lucy Spraggan such an interesting artist and means that her songs are always diverse.

The production on the album is fantastic and lead by Jon Maguire (who’s also worked with the likes of One DirectionCalum ScottBen Haenow and Sam Feldt)! It can be rare to find a pop album produced predominantly by one person these days, but an excellent job has been done to ensure that all the tracks are diverse in feel yet come together with a similar sound; it’s a truly brilliant record.

In summary, Lucy Spraggan has shown that she has been hard at work further developing her songwriting skills, to produce a heavily themed album but with wide variety of song styles whilst maintaining her fantastically poetic lyric-writing ability. It’s a definite, must-have album!


‘I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing’ is out now and can be downloaded from iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-hope-you-dont-mind-me-writing/id1176961001

I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing on Spotify

‘Modern Day Frankenstein’ (Official Video)

‘Dear You’ (Official Video)

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#Two4Tunesday: Muzik Speaks’ 1st Birthday Playlist

Here’s a playlist of all the #Two4Tunesday songs we’ve featured during our first year…enjoy!

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Muzik Speaks is 1 year old this week and to celebrate this milestone, we’re giving you a themed playlist, for each day this week. The playlist will contain all of the songs we’ve featured on our blog during the past year, all themed around the corresponding day.

Today, it’s #Two4Tunesday and our playlist includes:

  1. Dappy  – Beautiful Me
  2. Frankmusik – Stabilizher
  3. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  4. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  5. Conor Maynard – Talking About
  6. Marlon Roudette – When The Beat Drops Out
  7. Years & Years  – King
  8. Angels & Airwaves – Bullets In The Wind
  9. Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me
  10. Lucy Spraggan – Unsinkable
  11. Nick Jonas – Jealous
  12. Luke Friend – Hole In The Heart
  13. TEAM* – I Like It
  14. New City Kings – Change
  15. Omi – Cheerleader
  16. Deorro – Five More Hours featuring Chris Brown
  17. Taio Cruz – Do What You Like
  18. Life Of Dillon – Overload
  19. Britney Spears – Pretty Girls featuring Iggy Azalea
  20. Prides – Higher Love
  21. Maroon 5 – This Summer
  22. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
  23. Ryn Weaver – The Fool
  24. Ella Eyre – Together
  25. Aston Merrygold – Get Stupid
  26. Little Mix – Black Magic
  27. Passion Pit – Lifted Up (1985)
  28. Owl City – Verge featuring Aloe Blacc
  29. LunchMoney Lewis – Bills
  30. Dappy – 100 (Built For This)
  31. Frankmusik – This
  32. Years & Years – Shine
  33. Blonde – All Cried Out featuring Alex Newell
  34. Sigma – Glitterball featuring Ella Henderson
  35. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up
  36. Tinie Tempah – Not Letting Go featuring Jess Glynne
  37. Trevor Guthrie – Summertime
  38. Jerry Orbach & Angela Lansbury – Be Our Guest (Beauty & The Beast)
  39. Robin Williams – Friend Like Me (Aladdin)
  40. Adriana Castelotti – With A Smile And A Song (Snow White)
  41. Tommy Luske & Bobby Driscoll – You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (Peter Pan)
  42. John Newman – Come And Get It
  43. Stefano Pain & Maury Lobina – Take Me Back
  44. Flo Rida – I Don’t Like It, I Love It featuring Robin Thicke & Verdine White
  45. Cash Cash – Take Me Home featuring Bebe Rexha
  46. Prince Royce – Back It Up featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull
  47. The Score – Oh My Love
  48. Prides – Little Danger
  49. Digital Farm Animals – True
  50. Robin Thicke – Back Together featuring Nicki Minaj
  51. Pia Mia – Do It Again featuring Chris Brown
  52. MOKS – Otherwise featuring James Arthur
  53. Dappy – Money Can’t Buy
  54. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
  55. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love
  56. Major Lazer – Lean On featuring MØ & DJ Snake
  57. Philip George – Alone No More
  58. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown featuring Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee & Eric Nally
  59. KStewart – Ain’t Nobody
  60. Melissa Steel – You Love Me? featuring Wretch 32
  61. Aquilo – Good Girl
  62. Olly Murs – Kiss Me
  63. Sia – Alive
  64. Justin Bieber – Sorry
  65. Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart featuring Kelly Clarkson
  66. David Guetta – Bang My Head featuring Sia & Fetty Wap
  67. LÉON – Treasure
  68. Good Charlotte – Makeshift Love
  69. Tinashe – Player featuring Chris Brown
  70. Fleur East – Sax
  71. St Lucia – Dancing On Glass
  72. Hailee Steinfield – Love Myself
  73. Craig David x Big Narstie – When The Bassline Drops
  74. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime
  75. The Vamps – Wake Up
  76. The 1975 – UGH!
  77. Coasts – You
  78. Matoma – Running Out featuring Astrid S
  79. Zara Larsson – Lush Life
  80. MKTO – Classic
  81. Walking On Cars – Two Stones
  82. Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s
  83. Izzy Bizu – White Tiger
  85. NAO – Bad Blood
  86. Greyson Chance – Afterlife
  87. Fleur East – More And More
  88. KStewart – Be Without You
  89. Sigala – Say You Do featuring Imani & DJ Fresh
  90. Beyoncé – Formation
  91. Rihanna – Work featuring Drake
  92. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Kevin featuring Leon Bridges
  93. Halsey – Colors

If you want to download the songs and use a custom cover for them, here’s one we’ve made for you 🙂

Two4Tunesday Cover

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#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Lucy Spraggan

Matt got the opportunity to interview Lucy Spraggan at The Old Market in Brighton, before her recent show there. Lucy shared her current musical tastes, who she’d like to collaborate with and answered some rather awkward ‘Would You Rather…?’ questions. Check out the hilarious interview now!

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Before Lucy Spraggan‘s recent show at The Old Market, Hove (Brighton), I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet and interview her, in person, before she took to the stage. It was a real pleasure, as she was such a genuinely nice person! We sat at in the bar area of the venue to chat and it was just fab; such a chilled interview! Here’s how it went:

So, how are you?
I’m very well thank you, a bit tired as it goes, when you’re on the road, but very well.

How far are you into the tour?
I have 3 left, so I think that means that I’ve done 16…I think!

So fairly tiring!

Obviously you’ve put out the Home EP at the moment, what’s new?
Well I just sort of wrote the last record, released the last record and I’m writing another one and I had some songs left over, so I was just like, “I might just put them out,” and just stick ’em out. Literally, I think I’ve printed 3,000, which is like, not very many at all and just chucked it online, see what happens. And yeah, people have responded really well to it, it’s really nice to see.

Yeah, I’m really enjoying it!
Oh, thank you!

Are there plans afoot for a new album?
Yeah, definitely! I’ve got a new song that I’m playing tonight, it’s called ‘Dear You’, I think I’m gonna lead the next record with it; it’s a series of letters to someone. I’m just gonna record this album, like as and when. I usually sort of focus on recording a whole album at once and I don’t think it’s worthwhile really, so I’m just gonna keep doing little bits. It should be around this summer.

What was it like going in to write the second album? Was it tough?
I didn’t find it difficult…I definitely ventured into a lot more co-writing because I really enjoy it, like I think it really pushes you as a writer…obviously if you use it in the right sort of way. I write all the lyrics and bounce melodic ideas off people; it’s really nice to do. It was different, but it was great.

Do you think there will be more pressure with the new one?
I don’t think so, I think I’m gonna stick to like doing some of my more old-school songs, like storytelling, and just do some stuff that I enjoy, so maybe it’ll be a far more self-indulgent album, to be honest.

How’s the tour going so far?
Yeah, it’s really good. Everything’s sold out…apart from Belfast (chuckles), which is weird because usually Belfast is really good and sells out first. So yeah, it’s gone really well and we’ve had some amazing shows.

I’ve had a Tweet from Jamie Fennessy (@fxnnxssy) to ask, which venue has been your favourite and why…besides Brighton of course!
Yes of course, well I haven’t played yet! It’s a big toss-up between London, Manchester and Birmingham…um…and Cambridge and Shetland. It’s really difficult to pin one down because people like shows for all different reasons. I like shows when there’s really attentive audiences and if you’re playing with a full band it’s good when you’ve got like a rocky audience but there’s different degrees of each place that’ve been really nice, so I couldn’t pin down a favourite.

Let’s take it back a bit, how did you first discover your talents for songwriting?
I just…I was an angsty teenager but that’s how everyone discovers it, so I just started writing and writing down what I felt like. I think it was poetry at first and then it just turned into writing music.

So what made you take that and journey towards X Factor?
Erm…I don’t know, you know! I think it was a series of events that just sort of led me in that direction, like meeting different people and trying to get signed to majors and not being entirely successful with those guys and just thinking, “Do you know what, I’m just gonna utilise this massive platform that’s staring everyone in the face, but I’m only gonna do it on my terms.”

Has anything really scary ever happened to you on tour?
Erm…not really. I don’t think so. I’ve had a few bras on stage, that’s about as scary as it gets!

Have you got any disgusting habits?
Errrrrm…yeah, but I’m not telling you what they are! (Laughs)

That’s fair enough! So yeah, what’s your usual process for writing?
For me, there’s not really any process, like, I’ll get an idea and if I think that’s a good idea then… I actually look in my notes (points to her phone) to see if I’ve written anything that would work…so, you know, might find like a certain tagline that you think, “Oh, I could write a song around that.” And then usually the music comes afterwards. I’m writing a lot with piano at the moment coz I’m getting a bit bored of the guitar.

OK, so we might find some more keys on the next record?
Yeah, yeah.

What really grinds your gears?
Impoliteness; people that are rude. That’s it. And sometimes, if I’m not drunk, drunk people.

But as long as you’re drunk, then it’s ok.
Yeah…obviously! (Laughs)

Is there anything, other than music, that you’re really passionate about?
I’m attempting to join the Retained Firefighters at the moment, back up where I live and that was something that I was gonna do, I was gonna be a firefighter, that was my sort of plan and then I broke my leg and thought, “I’ll have to do music from now on.” And er…yeah, I’m quite passionate about, like working with the community and stuff like that, so starting to do that more.

Nice! Can you remember the first song you ever performed live? And what was it?
I used to go to like an open mic session near my house, so I don’t even [know]… I used to write a new one every day and like go and play all the new ones every week to like, 60-year-old men, so I don’t know, you know.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
(Long pause) …There’s been so many! I went to the zoo and I was with my whole family, my extended family, like step-brothers and sisters and like, obviously you don’t get on with them when you’re younger. And the tiger pissed on me through the gate. Like sprayed on me! So it’s probably that!

That is quite embarrassing! What music have you been listening to most recently? And have you got a favourite song right now?
I like Macklemore‘s new album…I loved his first album, so his second album for me is, like bangin’ as well. I like how independent he is and the style in which he releases his music. And I love Lana Del Rey, so I’ve got her new album, Honeymoon, as well.

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? 
Probably Macklemore; he’s amazing! I love him!

I was just thinking, as soon as you mentioned him, “That would be the dream team mashup!”
Yeah, it would be SO cool!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Probably, “If you can’t be nice, then shut the fuck up……you dick!” (Laughs)

That’s good advice! Normally, I play ‘Would You Rather…’ with people, would you be up for that?
Yeah, (laughs) yeah, yeah, that’s fine!

Would You Rather…?


Would you rather have a third eye or third arm?
Third arm, probably.

Would you rather be super strong or super fast?
Super strong, for sure…oh wait how fast?

Super fast
Yeah fast, coz it’s almost teleportation isn’t it?

Then you wouldn’t have to sit on the tour bus for ages.

Would you rather go through life unable to ask any questions or unable to answer any questions?
Unable to ask…I’m too much of a talker, so I’d be fine with that.

Would you rather live in a Disney universe or a Looney Tunes universe?
Disney, it’s far less likely you’re gonna have an Acme piano dropped on your head outside!


Would you rather always speak your mind or never speak again?
I always speak my mind anyway…troublesome, but…

Would you rather have to listen to ‘Gangnam Style’ or ‘Harlem Shake’ for the rest of your life?
‘Harlem Shake’ probably, but I don’t know how long I’d survive doing that!


Would you rather discover life on another planet or find out if God was real?
Life on another planet, I think.

Would you rather make out with a horse or suck a cow’s udder?
Suck a cow’s udder…?

Is that the one you’re going for?

Would you rather eat a live slug or drink a pint of gone-off milk?
Well…milk, I imagine…the slug thing’s pretty f**ked up!

Would you rather use sandpaper for toilet paper or vinegar for eyedrops?
Sandpaper – it’s got a smooth back!

I concluded the interview there and thanked her for her time. It honestly was an amazing experience and she was such a great person to talk to. It’s nice to see that someone who comes across as lovely in her music and on stage, is just as nice in person.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

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#EventSpeaks: Lucy Spraggan @ The Old Market, Hove (Brighton) – 29/02/16

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Last night (Monday 29th February 2016) I was given the great opportunity to see Lucy Spraggan perform at The Old Market in Brighton (well, Hove actually!) and she really was incredible; the vibe in the room was simply electric! The support was Lola Young, who has an incredible voice!

Lola Young

This incredibly talented girl, with a big, powerful voice, took to the stage at 8pm and performed for around 30 minutes. Within seconds of her first song, I felt, that this girl had something special – a great songwriting style with an insanely fantastic voice to match, but what makes her more incredible, is the fact that she’s currently just 15 years old! If she’s like that now, I wonder what she’ll be like in 5 years time?! She’s currently performing on CBBC’s Got What It Takes, talent show.

She’s most definitely one to watch out for and the performance of her final song, ‘Better Days’, can be seen below!

Highlight: The sheer power behind her voice and the stories she tells through her songs; she’s advanced beyond her years!

Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan took to the stage at 9pm and performed a whole heap of fan favourites, for an hour.

The stage presence Lucy has is just immense – she has this beautiful way of making every member of the audience feel special and draws them in with the intricate anecdotes behind her songs. I use the word “song” in a lose sense; they’re a lot like stories set to music and this is the beauty behind her talent. Whether sad or happy, her songs tell a tale which invite you into a piece of her life or otherwise narrate parts of someone else’s.

The audience was comprised of dedicated fans who knew the words to every single song she’s ever released and took great pleasure in belting them at the top of their lungs. Lucy’s fanbase is clearly dedicated and passionate about her music and quite rightly so; she’s incredibly talented.

Lucy often performs with a full band, but this is an acoustic tour and the vibe about is rather unique and special – just her and a keys player – and I think part of the magic of the evening, was the intimacy this offered the crowd.

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Lucy perform and would love to see her again (maybe with a full band next time!) to get a difference experience. I really strongly urge everyone to check her out live; you’re in for a real treat…I promise!


  • Lucy’s seamless transitions between songs…avec banter!
  • Her song about Jeremy Kyle!
  • The stories she tells about certain songs.
  • New song, ‘Dear You’; it’s a real tearjerker and really struck a chord with everyone in the audience!
  • The fact she’s so smiley; performing is clearly what she loves to do.
  • The electricity in the audience – it has such a warm, welcoming and fun vibe.


Coming Down
Join The Club
In A State*
Dear You (NEW SONG)*
Yes, This One’s For You
Paper Cuts
Last Night
London Bound
Jeremy Kyle
Don’t Know Nothing About The Blues (Blues Song)*
Tea & Toast*

These songs can be viewed in the YouTube playlist, below.

Lastly, I want to say a massive thanks to Lucy Spraggan, for her amazing performance and doing an interview with us, and Ben Price for putting me on the guest-list and arranging for me to do this!

Click here to readAn Interview with Lucy Spraggan.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

#Playlist: February 2016

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G’day fellow Speakerz!

So, February has been just as incredible as January was! We’ve done another interview, with singer-songwriter David Ford and been to review The Japanese House‘s gig at The Haunt in Brighton as well as shared a whole heap of songs.

We hope that you have enjoyed this month’s songs and you can find both the Spotify and YouTube playlists below!

We hopefully have a couple more interviews and gig reviews lined up for March too, including Lucy Spraggan and MEST, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

As always, please keep sharing our posts and remember to share your song choices with us by commenting on our posts or talking to us on Twitter and Facebook.


We’d like to ask you, to go ahead and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks) and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks). Then if you could please post a status or send a tweet to your followers and friends to ask them to check us out, we’d be really grateful! We want to grow this community and we honestly can’t do it without your support!

Lastly, please, please respond to our posts on Facebook or leave comments on each of our blog posts with your own tracks for each of the daily themes – we want you to share what you’re listening to because we love music as much as you, and we really enjoy finding out about new tunes. Thanks so much!

Matt – Muzik Speaks


Our Top 20 albums of 2015!

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Muzik Speaks – Top 20 Albums of 2015

This year has been filled with some incredible albums and these are the ones we think are well worth a listen…but who’s our Number 1? Do you agree with our choices? What other albums would you have included?

20. Ryn WeaverThe Fool
19. ZebraheadWalk The Plank
18. FightstarBehind The Devil’s Back
17. Chris BrownRoyalty
16. Jason DeruloEverything Is 4
15. Owl City Mobile Orchestra
14. Various ArtistsWe Love Disney
13. ChicaneThe Sum Of Its Parts
12. Kelly ClarksonPiece By Piece
11. Jess GlynneI Cry When I Laugh
10. Lucy SpragganWe Are
9. Fall Out BoyAmerican Beauty/American Psycho
8. Frankmusik For You
7. PridesThe Way Back Up
6. Tom DeLongeTo The Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends
5. PentatonixPentatonix
4. Ellie GouldingDelirium
3. One DirectionMade In The A.M.
2. Years & YearsCommunion
1. Justin BieberPurpose

The Albums

20. Ryn Weaver – The Fool

Stand-Out Tracks: OctaHate, Pierre, Stay Low, Sail On and The Fool

19. Zebrahead – Walk The Plank

Stand-Out Tracks: Worse Than This, Keep It To Myself, So What and Save Your Breath

18. Fightstar – Behind The Devil’s Back

Stand-Out Tracks: Murder All Over, Overdrive and Animal

17. Chris Brown – Royalty

Stand-Out Tracks: Back To Sleep, Fine By Me, Liquor, Zero, Anyway and Proof

16. Jason Derulo – Everything Is 4

Stand-Out Tracks: Want To Want Me, Get Ugly, Try Me and Love Me Down

15. Owl City – Mobile Orchestra

Stand-Out Tracks: Verge, Thunderstruck, Unbelievable and Can’t Live Without You

14. Various Artists – We Love Disney

Stand-Out Tracks: Friend Like Me (Ne-Yo), Part Of Your World (Jessie J), I Wan’na Be Like You (Fall Out Boy) and Let It Go (Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale)

13. Chicane – The Sum Of Its Parts

Stand-Out Tracks: 38 Weeks, Oxygen, One Thousand Suns and No More I Sleep

12. Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece

Stand-Out Tracks: Heartbeat Song, Invicible and Take You High

11. Jess Glynne – I Cry When I Laugh

Stand-Out Tracks: Hold My Hand, Real Love, Ain’t Got Far To Go, Take Me Home and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

10. Lucy Spraggan – We Are

Stand-Out Tracks: 23, London Bound,  In This Church and IOU

9. Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho

Stand-Out Tracks: Irresistible, Centuries, Uma Thurman, Favorite Record and Immortals

8. Frankmusik – For You

Stand-Out Tracks: I Remember, Love Again, Lexus, Cosmic Rendezvous and Say Goodbye

7. Prides – The Way Back Up

Stand-Out Tracks: I Should Know You Better, Messiah, Higher Love, Let It Go and Little Danger

6. Tom DeLonge – To The Stars

Stand-Out Tracks: New World, Suburban Kings, The Invisible Parade and Animals

5. Pentatonix – Pentatonix

Stand-Out Tracks: Na Na Na, Can’t Sleep Love, Sing, Ref and  Cheerleader

4. Ellie Goulding – Delirium

Stand-Out Tracks: Aftertaste, Something In The Way You Move, On My Mind, Around U and Codes

3. One Direction – Made In The A.M.

Stand-Out Tracks: Drag Me Down, Perfect, Never Enough and Olivia

2. Years & Years – Communion

Stand-Out Tracks: Shine, Take Shelter, Eyes Shut, King, Desire and  Without

1. Justin Bieber – Purpose

Stand-Out Tracks: I’ll Show You, What Do You Mean?, Sorry, Company, The Feeling and Where Are Ü Now

I hope you’ve enjoyed these albums this year too and if you’ve not heard them yet, give them a good listen 🙂


Matt x
Muzik Speaks

#Playlist: April 2015

Hey-hey campers!

This month’s compilation is a corker! As with last month, we’re bringing you both a YouTube and Spotify playlist of all of this month’s featured songs!

Muzik Speaks has now been live for 2 whole months and it’s growing fast! We’ve got a brand new writer, Max Paillard, who so far, has brought you some amazing Wild-Card Wednesday tunes and I’m personally looking forward to seeing what he brings next!

This month has brought you some fantastic tracks from the likes of; Lucy Spraggan, Macklemore, Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas as well as songs from independent bands, like TEAM, New City Kings and The Barr Brothers and finally we’ve thrown-back your Thursdays with Bomfunk MCs, Fragma, Owl City and of course, the late Lil’ Chris.

We hope you enjoy these songs from April 2015, all over again, in one place – once again, sorry some of the tracks are missing from the Spotify playlist – some haven’t been released yet and some have been removed from Spotify by the artist/band.

Note: You can view the whole YouTube playlist by using the dropdown menu at the top corner of the video, or skip a song using the ‘next’ button.


We’d like to ask you, to go ahead and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks) and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks). Then if you could please post a status or send a tweet to your followers and friends to ask them to check us out, we’d be really grateful! We want to grow this community and we honestly can’t do it without your support!

Lastly, please please feel free to respond to our posts on Facebook or leave comments on each of our blog posts with your own tracks for each of the daily themes – we want to hear what you’re listening to because we love music as much as you, and we really enjoy finding out about new tunes. Thanks so much.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

#Two4Tunesday: Jason Derulo – ‘Want To Want Me’ & Lucy Spraggan – ‘Unsinkable’

This week we have two unreleased songs for you but we’re sure there will be big things coming from these releases!

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Jasoooon Derulllloo – to start with, we have Jason Derulo – his music is most definitely a huge guilty pleasure of mine!

And wow…what an immense new release it is from him too – it’s definitely got a strong 80s vibe to it; somewhere between Michael Jackson and Prince. I love that the verses are very muted and draw you into this dampened sound before the song unleashes its epic chorus. Superb effort Jason!

‘Want To Want Me’ is released in the UK, on 24th May 2015.

Jason Derulo – ‘Want To Want Me’

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I have such a love of Lucy Spraggan; her debut album ‘Join The Club’ was released back in 2013 and was such an incredibly well-written, honest release. I’m so excited by this new song and absolutely can’t wait to hear her next album, ‘We Are…’.

Unsinkable’ is released on 12th April 2015.

Lucy Spraggan – ‘Unsinkable’

Terrific Two4Tunesday to everyone! What are the 2 songs you are loving this week?

Matt – Muzik Speaks