Lukas Graham lived in Buenos Aires and New York after high school but eventually moved back to his home of Denmark to start the band which bears his name. After the unexpected loss of his father, Graham began channeling his grief through songwriting. The result of that process is 7 Years. Graham says in an interview with USA TODAY- “It was definitely cathartic to write – it’s weird to describe what it’s like to lose a parent”. Regarding fan responses to the song he says – “most are quite positive, but some people find it very sad and dispiriting, where I find it empowering. It’s supposed to give you life energy”. 7 Years has certainly resonated with many fans as it is #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Which is perfect timing for the release of their self-titled album dropping April 1st.
It’s been five years since posting one of the band’s first songs on YouTube but this is the year that Graham describes as “amazing”. Also amazing are my plans for remixing 7 Years this week on In The Mix with HK™.
No April foolin’ going on here just straight up jams! This week I’m featuring exclusive HK remixes on Fifth Harmony,Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Taylor Swift and many more. Plus brand new bangers from Melanie Martinez, Iggy Azalea and Xenia Ghali. There’s also gonna be a mind blowing re-imagined Beatles track. You heard me! And you don’t want to miss it! It’s all going down right here on Mix 101.5 Saturday at 9pm! Remember…if it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK™.