Lukas Graham at the Pageant St. Louis

Lukas Graham at the Pageant
Photography and Article By Jonathon Walters

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The name may be new to you, but Lukas Graham is going places. He is the definition of hard work and demonstrates what is possible when you focus on your dreams and surround yourself with like minded people. Don’t let this young artist fool you, his pop/funk/soulful music is something that is rare to make a break in the music world. His lyrics range from life lessons to fun times, but most importantly resonate with an audience that understands the struggles of thinking about life and trying to become something. One of his biggest hits includes grammy nominated “7 Years,” a story about a kid learning lessons from wiser family members. This tune hits that tender part of our psyches; making us wish we listened to our elders at a younger age, where our lessons were learned.

Graham is a lyrical mastermind and has many incredible songs worth noting including: “Mama Said,” “You’re Not There,” and “Happy Home.” Photographing his set at The Pageant in St. Louis was such an exciting experience. The crowd was mostly teenagers and it gave me an opportunity as a positive influencer to hopefully reach out and inspire them. Life isn’t always about good things happening, but often about how you react to those less than favorable things–all of which is conveyed in Graham’s music.
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