Lukas Graham frontman Lukas Forchhammer finds healing via camaraderie in the Danish band’s meditative video for new song “Not a Damn Thing Changed.” The clip – dedicated to the “loving memory of William,” one of the singer’s late friends – opens with an emotional Forchhammer at a funeral. Written and directed by René Sascha Johannsen, the clip finds Forchhammer heading to a bar, where he drinks by himself and sings for a mournful crowd of friends. Later, they all team up to swim and play a rainy, muddy game of soccer.
In a statement, Forchhammer elaborated on the video dedication. “I still live two blocks away from where I grew up; I still hang out with the same guys,” he said. “The song is a tribute to one of the guys I grew up with who hung himself in January. He was three months older than me and we walked through life together.” Forchhammer’s real-life childhood friends appear in the clip, which they filmed around Copenhagen and their hometown, Christiania.
The brooding piano ballad highlights the soul-pop group’s upcoming third LP, 3 (The Purple Album), out October 26th. It follows lead single “Love Someone,” which they recently performed on Dancing With the Stars and will play Wednesday, October 24th on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Lukas Graham recently announced a headlining U.S. tour that launches February 22nd, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.