In “7 Years”, the Danish group Lukas Graham reflect on their life and wonder about growing older. Nostalgia from ages 7, 11, and 20 are explored before the band goes on to wonder about their life in the possible future; specifically, when they’re 30 or 60, or when they have kids or a wife. The song is piano driven with a minimal soulful beat.
The song was released as the third single off Lukas Graham (Blue Album). The band had achieved a huge amount of success in their home country of Denmark with previous singles, but this was their first song to cross over and become their first international hit. Notably, it reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the UK singles chart for five weeks.
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