Lukas Graham Returns With A Tearjerker Called “Love Someone”
Lukas Graham caught lightning in a bottle with “7 Years.” The haunting, infuriatingly catchy tune topped the charts in 13 countries, racked up 880 million Spotify streams and climbed all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. It also propelled the Danish band’s international debut LP (they had already released one at home) to the top of the charts and earned them three Grammy nominations. It was always going to a hard act to follow, but the quirky hitmakers prove up to the task with “Love Someone.”
The lead single from Lukas Graham’s 3 (The Purple Album) arrived on Friday and it has already cracked the top 50 on iTunes. It’s easy to see the appeal. Like Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” and James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go,” “Love Someone” is an unabashedly sentimental love song that will be played at weddings for years to come. “‘Cause you still look perfect as days go by, even the worst ones you make me smile,” lead singer Lukas Forchhammer croons. “I’d stop the world if it gave us time.” That takes us to the romantic chorus.
“If you love someone and you’re not afraid to lose ’em, you probably never loved someone like I do.” Awww. Watch the warm and fuzzy video below. It shows the frontman playing with his baby daughter. Lukas Graham’s 3 (The Purple Album) arrives on October 26.