Lukas Graham - Happy Home (Hedegaard)From the album "Lukas Graham - The Blue Album" (2015)
Label: Copenhagen Records
There are artists who chase fame with such ruthless intent that when it arrives, they become someone else, someone their real friends don’t recognise anymore. Then there’s Lukas Graham.
The Danish/Irish 27-year-old singer and songwriter from Christiana in central Copenhagen, is a bona fide chart sensation in his native Denmark, who with his recent album release smashed all records with more than 750.000 downloads - in the first 24 hours! And yet he’s exactly the same Lukas Graham that he was before it all started.
“I’m the guy standing on stage and sitting in the studio,” he says, “and I know for a fact that I’m not doing anything differently than I was a year ago. Apart from a little more experience in handling the stage
and the audience, that’s it.”
Maybe it’s the Irish blood, from his father, that gives Graham his feisty, no-frills attitude. All he wants to do is to tell stories by writing and performing songs which mean something – to him and to his audience!
Happy Home is a bit different from the “ghetto pop” genre – a term Lukas often uses about his music – and was written in collaboration with Rasmus Hedegaard, one of Denmarks best DJ’s.
Lucas’ strong vocal and honest lyrics create an insistent and intense atmosphere, forcing you to listen.
Originally, Happy Home was recorded with a synthesizer as the only instrument.
The version on this CD, however, is recorded with Lukas’ band which we believe offers a lot more dynamics with less compression which results in a more focused and honest vocal.