Not A Damn Thing Changed

Album: 3 (The Purple Album) (2018)
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  • Vocalist Lukas Forchhammer grew up in Copenhagen's Freetown Christiania commune. The powerful lyrics for this piano-driven track are about the singer's loyalty to his friends from his old neighborhood.

    I'm glad I got somewhere to go
    I know a few souls without hope
    Brother, you know you can call if you're broke
    Damn it, I pray you won't reach for that rope
  • The song was inspired by the suicide of one of Lukas' childhood friends, William, in early 2018.

    So pour out a shot for me
    Keep pouring out the bottle for the real ones I lost
    Who can no longer walk with me

    "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," the singer explained.
  • The emotional video was filmed with Lukas' real-life childhood friends around their hometown of Christiania.
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