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" '7 Years' is, you could say, a song that eats its own children. That we need to get past the song and get to the person and get to the record and get to the music so we can keep releasing. "
" I don't mind Ed Sheeran, but I wouldn't want to be compared to a guy that builds his song around a guitar, since we do not have a guitar in our band. "
" I write about what happens in my life - and my dad's passing was a huge blow to me. "
" I think losing my father was OK in the sense that it's cool for me not to have a father; it's normal. I'm supposed to bury my father. But what I didn't realize was that my father was my best friend, and that still gets me... that still irritates me a lot. "
" I get emotionally spent answering questions about my dead father and my criminal friends and my upbringing in a hippie environment in a marginalized community. "
" The last thing I want is for people to say that the music is nice. It's not nice. It sounds good, but it's got grit, and it's got edge. It never veers into sweet. "
" When my dad died, my world crumbled. "
" Seeing my child born is so much more important than anything else I've got going on. "
" I bought a restaurant - that was pretty expensive. "
" It's always more fun when something happens outside of a script. "
" I've always wanted to release records in America. That's where I believe the music belongs, and the style and the eclectic musical mix that we put together kind of belongs here. "
" Our goals, our dreams and ambitions have always been towards performing live music across the globe, and so when we were told we were performing at The Billboard Awards or being nominated for a VMA, they're like extra bonuses. "
" I don't think I can remain anonymous for that much longer. It was fun while it lasted. Very fun. "
" What hit me in the gut about hip-hop was that someone else grew up tough enough to be angry at the entire system. "
" I never watched any award show. "
" Listening to all these different musical genres from all over the world and listening to my father's record collection, the Irish folk influences from home. Of course they're all in there somewhere hiding within the lyrics and melodies. But rap music was the biggest influence on my way of writing and my performing. "
" I find it a very, very powerful thing to be yourself and not to try and be something else and to use that as your biggest shield and your biggest attack in the world - to just be you. "
" I never want to lose sight of my roots... A lot of artists want the riches and the fame. I want to tell stories you can put into the context of your life. "
" Dr. Dre's '2001' album changed modern pop music. "
" I dropped out of law school when I got my record deal. "
" I don't know why, but I don't fancy writing love songs; I never have. "
" I remember getting a toilet in our house. I remember sharing a bedroom with my sister, and my little sister was sleeping in my mom and dad's room. "
" The neighborhood where I live has little canals, and there are a lot of houseboats there. "
" We mix a lot of genres - soul, pop, jazz - but we most agree on hip-hop. "
" Writing is very cathartic for me. "
" Graham was my father's second name, so I took Graham because Lukas Graham sounded cool. "
" I write instead of going to the shrink! "
" That's why I can't listen to a whole record of Adele's. She has the most amazing voice, but people must have convinced her they just want to hear love songs. "
" Christiania has a lot of strong, nuclear families. It gave us a sense of empowerment and belonging and richness. We had so much love; we were never in doubt that we were wanted in this world. "
" We don't take advantage of our position. We keep saying no to free stuff, as we can afford it now. "
" I just thought it would be awesome to become a lawyer, especially being from a neighborhood seeing the police rough up so many people unnecessarily, people who haven't done nothing. Growing up with kids from dysfunctional families and stuff, I just felt that some kind of difference could be done. And now I'm getting to do it with music instead. "