Danish singer-songwriter Lukas Graham’s mega-hit Seven Years has achieved three billion streams worldwide. However it's not about the numbers for Lukas - he comes from remarkably humble beginnings, and remains unaffected by his fame and fortune, preferring to use his musical talent for delivering important messages of love and kindness to the masses, like in his recent single ft. G-Eazy, Share That Love.
Speaking to us from his bedroom in Copenhagen back in late August, Lukas Graham was on an emotional high; he had recently become a father for the second time around and his feel-good single Share That Love had just been released into the world.
“Right when we peaked on contagion levels here, we got a little daughter, so we had kind of been self quarantining for a while anyway,” he tells Headliner.
Lukas has made a big return to songwriting this year, and has been eager to get the creative juices flowing: “With me it’s very much lyrics first, and I’ve been having some really productive Skype sessions with all kinds of people,” he says. “The last few bits of Share That Love were ironed out over the phone with a Scotsman called Dave Gibson, who’d I met with in LA pre-quarantine. The next moment, G-Eazy - who I spent some time with touring the 2016 Jingle Ball in the States - heard the track and wanted to feature.
“Once I heard his verse, I really liked where the song was going and decided to keep it. I still don’t know how he heard it, and that’s the funny part. I think the music industry kind of went into a panic, and maybe A&Rs and managers started sharing more music between each other than they normally would, so a guy like G heard a song from a guy like me, and it just worked.”
It was particularly good timing for Lukas to release the track, with its soulful harmony and feel-good pop vibe, serving as a beacon of positivity against the backdrop of the current world situation.