There’s always more territory to discover. Graham Lake pushes the envelope as he explores the outer reaches of pop, fashioning an unpredictable and undeniable signature style underscored by guitar-driven production, dance floor-ready beats, and downright unshakable vocals. The Stockholm-born singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist never stops searching for ways to break the mold, as evidenced by a series of 2021 and 2022 singles for EMI and more to come.
At five years old, Graham picked up cello, playing it until the age of fifteen. By the time he entered high school, he had discovered Martin Garrix on YouTube and experienced another musical revelation. “In the classical world, you had to be 50- or 60-years-old to be a rockstar,” he laughs. “It was pretty eye-opening to watch Martin headline an arena at 17. I decided to DJ and make my own music at that point.”
In his late teens, he blindly reached out to infamous Swedish rap collective ODZ in order to potentially produce or write together. They invited him to a writing camp, and his music made its way to Linus “Style of Eye” Eklöw of iconic Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum duo Galantis. Linus took Graham under his wing, sharing wisdom and developing his talents in the studio.
Ryktet om den unge svenske produsenten og multiinstrumentalisten Graham Lake har nådd stadig flere den siste tiden, godt hjulpet av hans uforutsigbare sound, hvor gitardrevet produksjon, beats som får dansegulvet på gli, og en kraftfull vokal i særklasse. Den Stockholm-fødte artisten har gitt ut en rekke singler i 2021 og 2022 på EMI som viser fram hele hans musikalske bredde i full prakt.
Som femåring begynte Graham å spille cello, noe han fortsatte med til han var femten. Han ble inspirert av YouTube-videoene til Martin Garrix til å plukke opp DJing og låtskriving. Mot slutten av tenårene ble Graham tatt med i studio av Linus “Style of Eye” Eklöw fra Galantis, som er produsent på Grahams debutsingel “Focus”.
He begins to scratch the surface of that potential with his debut single “Focus.” Co-produced with Linus, a hummable riff wraps around a glitchy beat as the bass-boosted momentum builds towards Graham’s instantly chantable hook, “I’m gonna keep focusing on me.”