10 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Danish pop band Lukas Graham (named after frontman Lukas Forchhammer) had a worldwide smash in 2015 with “7 Years.” Inspired by Forchhammer becoming a father in 2016 and turning 30 shortly after, the group's third album, 3 (The Purple Album), feels like an intimate chapbook of inspirational messages for his wife and child. Just hearing his soaring soprano gush about baby milestones missed (“Lullaby”), you’d think he’d chuck it all and be a stay-at-home dad. He tries to reconcile prolonged absences (“Stick Around,” “Promise”), wishes for simpler times (“Not a Damn Thing Changed,” “You’re Not the Only One [Redemption Song]”), and issues an apology to his family for all the pain he caused (“Everything That Isn’t Me”). The album’s themes are matched by pop and gospel touches, including triumphant choirs and church bells that will tug at the toughest heartstrings. If you loved “7 Years,” know that you’re walking into a buzz saw of feels on 3.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Danish pop band Lukas Graham (named after frontman Lukas Forchhammer) had a worldwide smash in 2015 with “7 Years.” Inspired by Forchhammer becoming a father in 2016 and turning 30 shortly after, the group's third album, 3 (The Purple Album), feels like an intimate chapbook of inspirational messages for his wife and child. Just hearing his soaring soprano gush about baby milestones missed (“Lullaby”), you’d think he’d chuck it all and be a stay-at-home dad. He tries to reconcile prolonged absences (“Stick Around,” “Promise”), wishes for simpler times (“Not a Damn Thing Changed,” “You’re Not the Only One [Redemption Song]”), and issues an apology to his family for all the pain he caused (“Everything That Isn’t Me”). The album’s themes are matched by pop and gospel touches, including triumphant choirs and church bells that will tug at the toughest heartstrings. If you loved “7 Years,” know that you’re walking into a buzz saw of feels on 3.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
62 Ratings
62 Ratings
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Very different and mellow yet always unique

Lukas Graham’s music deserves better recognition than just a one hit wonder but sadly it falls under appreciated. This album is fairly slow with more depressing themes written in but all extremely well displayed. Still one of my favorite artists and hopefully has plans to release more music within a year.

Arianagrandepj

flop

just a one hit wonder dude

Surfgrl83

An Album Worth Waiting For!!!

This album has been worth the wait!!! I have had this album on replay since it's release!!! It will make a great gift for someone special this holiday season!!! 🎄

About Lukas Graham

From the free-living enclave of Christiania in Copenhagen, Lukas Graham Forchhammer and his boys -- Mark "Lovestick" Falgren on drums, Morten Ristorp on keys, and Magnus "Magnum" Larsson on bass -- have crafted a combination of funky pop and R&B stylings, which made them popular in their home country of Denmark. With his soulful delivery and honest lyrics, Graham recounted tales of family strife, poor decisions, and the celebration of life, all inextricably entwined with his years spent in Christiania. The young Graham's musical influences ranged from classical -- gained during his childhood experiences with the Copenhagen Boys' Choir -- to the Beatles and the Stones, as well as the Prodigy and Dr. Dre, whose Chronic 2001 was one of the most influential albums for Graham. Despite a less-privileged childhood, his parents were strong role models and much of that love was reflected in heartfelt songs like "Mama Said" and "Moving Alone." In early 2012, he released his first album, a self-titled effort that included "Drunk in the Morning," which went on to become a hit throughout Europe. Once they received more international exposure, they were signed to Warner Bros. in 2013. A second self-titled album -- nicknamed the "Blue Album" -- was released in late 2015 and featured the international hit "7 Years." It went on to sit atop the Danish charts for an impressive 18 weeks and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

ORIGIN
Copenhagen, Denmark
GENRE
Pop
FORMED
1988

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