Danish pop band Lukas Graham’s lead singer Lukas Forchhammer dedicated the band’s new single ‘You’re Not There‘ to his father when the band performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night.
The track is from the band’s sophomore album Lukas Graham (Blue Album), which was released in Denmark last year, and in the rest of the world in April of this.
As Forchhammer explained “This is a song I wrote to my father, and it means a lot more to me now that I’ve become a father myself. And he won’t get the chance to be a grandfather.”
Forchhammer’s father, Eugene Graham, who was an Irish immigrant to Denmark and was instrumental in getting some of the band’s first gigs and bookings, died suddenly in 2012 at the age of only 61. Hi death sent Forchhammer into a depression, until he started to channel his grief into his music instead.
This appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden is not the first one for Lukas Graham, of course, as they appeared back in May to perform their hit single ‘7 Years‘.
Watch Lukas Graham’s live performance of ‘You’re Not There‘ on James Corden in the video below. While it’s incredibly sad, it is also a beautiful song.