Lukas Graham Releases New Album “4 (The Pink Album)”: Streaming
Danish pop band Lukas Graham, consisting of Lukas Forchhammer (vocals), Mark Falgren (drums) and Magnus Larsson (bass), released their fourth studio album “4 (The Pink Album)” on January 20, 2023.
It is their first album in five years since the 2018 album “3 (The Purple Album)”.
The album comprises 11-track, featuring guest appearances from Khalid, G-Eazy and Mickey Guyton.
Lukas Forchhammer wrote in the old rehearsal space, a 10-minute bike ride from his house in Copenhagen, crafting the album.
He shared on social media, “It's been a while, I know, but the wait is over! I'm very proud of this body of work. It's an uplifting album that still has room for self reflection and emotional songs narrating the journey I've been on since Lie was released in 2019. I promise you it won't be this long before the next album is released. Wonder what color that'll be 💕”.
The album draws Lukas Forchhammer's journey of self-discovery over the years, making it his most authentic and reflective work.
“4 (The Pink Album) is pure self-reflection,” he said in a press statement. “I'm not saying I'll never have a drink ever again, but I went clean. It had gotten to the point of self-medicating, so I stopped. Over the past couple of years, it became fun to write songs again, go to rehearsal, and work with music. I embraced the art of it. I'm not trying to be a professional anymore, because all I want to do is be a happy amateur.”
- Lukas Forchhammer explained of some tracks for the album.
“Stay Above” via ATWOOD MAGAZINE
There's this song “Stay Above” that references that you can't have the good without the bad, you know, you need a little love and a little bullshit to stay above.
“Wish You Were Here” featuring Khalid via ATWOOD MAGAZINE
““Wish You Were Here” that talks about the friends that you can't take on the journey, be that spiritual or in your work, or physically traveling with you. It was a milestone to work with Ryan Tedder. I've done some stuff with him before, but this was different. Him inviting me to work on a song from scratch was a really really cool experience. Watching him work on the keyboard, guitar, and little drum loops; he made a little demo production. And then when we had done most of the song, he said “you can definitely sing this and release it and it will be a great song, but what if I try to call a friend of mine.
He didn't tell me who he was planning on calling, so with his network I was thinking like 'who the f— is he gonna call?' [laughs] And then he hits me back up and says Khalid wants to sing the song with me. Khalid ended up flying to Copenhagen and we wrote all his parts in the studio here, and we had a really nice dinner. He was amazing to work with! Both of our first big hits were sort of at the same time, but we never met, which is kind of a funny thing.”
“Share That Love” featuring G-Eazy
“I grew up in a neighbourhood where if you had something, you shared it. The place is called Christiania. It's an old army base that got squatted in 1971. The community operates from the concept that nobody owns their house and that you can do what you want, as long as you don't inhibit others from doing what they want. For all the upsides to living in Christiania, there was also trouble with the police, or issues with gangs in the city.
I've tried to embody all of that in this song, and when I listen to it I'm reminded of some of the ways our community has really come together, like all the great parties we've thrown, or the huge protests where we've marched against the government threatening to evict us from Christiania. In these troubling times, I guess it is more important than ever to share what we have, especially your love.”
“Home Movies” with Mickey Guyton
“'Home Movies' is a ballad, a duet that looks at life rather than love. The coincidence of boy meets girl and the retrospective understanding that life is lived in the present but understood backwards... Mickey's vocals really make the lyrics that much better. My favorite line is from the chorus 'everybody's got a story no one knows' and that's the truth. We all have our inglorious moments and obscure pasts to deal with and that's what makes life so beautiful; when we manage to rise above the prejudice and make something unique of ourselves. What a dream it has been to collab with Lukas Graham. This song has a special heart to it that I hope y'all can relate to as much as I do. I can't wait to sing this one live with you too Lukas.”
“All Of It All”
“This ones for the lovers and the fighters. Love is love always. 'All of it all' is about just that. I want all of it all of it all. Even the bad stuff. Had a lot of fun writing and finishing this, looking forward to a lot of dancing to it”
“This song tells the story of my first love. It's a love that wasn't easy but has stood the test of time, which I am forever grateful for love.”
“One By One” via ATWOOD MAGAZINE
“My favorite song on the album is probably the last one, “One by One,” which is a song about how everyone dies one day. It's going to break my heart the day my kids move away from home, you know? One day I'm gonna walk into a bedroom and it's going to be empty. I think we all as parents struggle with the idea that we're cleaning up after our kids all day… and I believe we're gonna miss that. Eventually they're going to move away and we're going to miss that, so why can't we just enjoy that while we're cleaning up after them now? [chuckles] But I guess that's life, there's always something to complain about.”
- source : Apple Music