6:30 p.m., Jan. 1)
Navan songtress releases 4th CD in time
By Fred Sherwin
Navan recording artist Lola Spriggs recently
celebrated the relaease of her latest CD shine
with a special event in Ottawa to suuport the
Children's Wish Foundation. File photo|
recording artist Lola Spriggs celebrated Chirtsmas early
this year with the release of her fourth CD and the holiday
inspired "One Wish" at a special CD release
party on Dec. 20.
CD includes two tracks which propelled Spriggs to the
top of the adult contemporary charts in 2010. "Nobody
But You" and "I Wanna Love You", were both
nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. "Nobody
But You" reached as high as 11th on the FMQB Adult
Contemporary Top 40 chart.
may very well earn a third HMMA nomination for her latest
single "Your One And Only" which became the
#1 most added most radio cut on FMQB Top 40 chart last
month and at last check was at #25 and rising.
has undergone a musical evolution since the release of
her debut EP Expressed in 2004.
her mainstream retro-rock flavored follow-up Lifescrapes,
she returned in 2008 with Barefoot, which had a darker
and heavier rock flavor to it. Spriggs was going through
a number of personal issues at the time and the music
was a reflection of that process.
she managd to work through her dark emotional issues and
has emerged emotionally and spiritually a better person
with a lot to offer as evident but her most recent work.
genre has changed somewhat since I started recording and
performing. My early stuff was earthy and edgy, but now
Im writing more contemporary and lighter songs and
having way more fun," says Spriggs.
focus on adult contemporary pop came from being in a comfortable
place with myself and the world around me. Its a
happy ending to a long and sometimes very challenging
story, but what matters is that Im here to sing
and tell the tale."
single mother's new outlook on life is reflected in the
catchy dance tune "Lola La Lo" which she co-wrote
with collaborator Marcus Kane..
always wanted to do a dance song, and the story Marcus
and I tell in the lyrics captures this change of heart.
When the song starts, everythings gone wrong, shes
lost her job and run out of gas, then she sees a cute
boy in a Corvette, he winks at her, theres an instant
chemistry, and she gets in the car and drives off with
her dream guy. Its the perfect fairy tale.
her latest release, Spriggs is hoping her fairy tale career
will continue as her audience continues to expand.
can be ordered on line at www.lolaspriggs.com/store.html.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local
to Front Page