In March 2016 at SXSW in Austin, Lukas Graham spoke with the Texas Chapter about the "Aha" moment coming up with the hit "7 Years." By the end of the year it received 59th GRAMMY Awards nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record Of The Year. As seated the band members are bass player Magnus Larsson, singer/songwriter Lukas Forchhammer, pianist Kasper Daugaard, who departed the band that June, and drummer Mark "Lovestick" Falgren. Forchhammer had an unusual upbringing that emerges through some of his songs, growing up in the artist-governed suburb of Copenhagen known as Freetown Christiania, a rough area that is also one of the city's leading tourist attractions. "We're not a soul band playing Otis Redding songs like Otis Redding would have done it," said Forchhammer. "We're just taking a bit of everything and mixing it together and because of my Irish roots and my way of singing, it just becomes very soulful."