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

4.7 out of 5
68 Ratings
68 Ratings
Blondemamabear ,

Purple album

Love the theme and sound of this album. Lukas Graham’s music is underrated and under appreciated. These songs pulled at my heart strings.

Add😎 ,

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

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