Frontman Lukas Graham explained the song's message to Radio.com
: "The song's basically just about becoming a good father, and being such a good father that your children would want to come and visit you when you're an old, boring man," he said. "I had a really, really cool father, so that's what I wanna be too."
"A lot of older people are actually very, very young," he continued. "And they look at their age as some stamp that now they can point fingers at all the people that are younger than them; in reality I am probably a lot smarter than some of them anyway, at least. I've read more books; I've tried more stuff; I've seen more things."
"And I think that's why I can write a song like 'Seven Years,' because I might only be 27, but I know what my dreams are," Graham concluded. "I knew when I was a young man that I wanted to be a father, and I knew I was gonna be a good father at that."