Lukas Graham “takes the world by storm”

Story by: Chloe Trejo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The self-titled album by Danish band Lukas Graham reveals the emotionally raw aspect of lead singer Lukas Graham’s life. His songs paint pictures of his family struggles, the relationships he values and the father he lost too soon. Each song portrays his life in ways that bring listeners to tears and appreciate what they have had in their lives or lost.

“7 Years”

This breakout single from the album shows insight into Graham’s mindset about how he thinks his life will and should be. Compared to the emotional aspect in his songs, “7 Years” seems overrated.

“Take The World By Storm”

This uplifting song about how he wishes to impact the world in positive ways before he dies gives inspiration to listeners with the same goal. His opening lines of “I’ve always dreamed of travel. Why should we die where we were born?” describes most people’s dream of seeing what the world has to offer.

“Happy Home”
This beautifully written song about how he has always had love from family friends around him, yet feels alone at times captivates his listeners. Graham reveals deeper insight into his life when he talks about how his dad passed away and learned to appreciate the love he does have. His ending line of “I know I got a lot of love and a happy home” leaves an imprint of the importance of having a support system and love in a person’s life.

“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me”

“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me” perfectly describes the feeling anyone goes through after losing someone important and dear to their life. Graham discusses how often people came up to him saying they understood if he took time off or sat around crying. The songs captures how often someone has to say “I’m okay” because of the lost they suffered.

“What Happened To Perfect”

This vulnerable piece reminds any listener that once had a love they put on a pedestal and cherished. Graham’s words mesmerize his audience by writing lines such as “We used to be worth it, we never gave up. It wasn’t on purpose, but hurts like it was.” It seems clear that the relationship Graham wrote this song after left him numb and devastated.