Emerging Artist: Lukas Graham

February 18, 2016
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Music You Oughta Hear

 7 Years is the debut single from the Danish soul-pop band, Lukas Graham. It will be on their forthcoming second studio album out later this year.

Lukas GrahamThe lyrics are by the singer himself, under his full name, Lukas Graham Forchhammer. In the track, the singer recalls his childhood, his hopes and his dreams. He looks forward to turning 60. It's personal: "I couldn't go any further than 60 because my father died at 61," Graham, who is 27, has said.

It's already had more than five million YouTube hits with two official videos. One is a montage of family photos; the other was filmed partly in Los Angeles - where the singer was signed by Warner Bros in 2013 - and partly in Christiania, a part of Copenhagen where Graham was born and brought up and is perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the whole story.

Along with Lukas Graham Forchhammer on lead vocals, the band also currently consists of Mark "Lovestick" Falgren (drums), Magnus "Magnúm" Larsson (bass) and Kasper Daugaard (keyboard). After releasing their debut album in 2012, Lukas Graham quickly became the most popular live act in Denmark. That success translated to the rest of Europe and caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records who signed them in 2013.