Like breakout hit "7 Years," Lukas Graham's new single "You're Not There" pays tribute to frontman Lukas Forchhammer's father

By Jeff Nelson
November 28, 2016 11:00 AM

Lukas Graham frontman Lukas Forchhammer continues to honor his father through his music, most recently with a poignant lyric video for the band’s new single “You’re Not There.”

PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the tear-jerking clip, which plays like a slideshow, airing shots from the Danish singer’s family photo albums set to the track’s moving lyrics: “You’re not there to celebrate the man that you made / You’re not there to share in my success and mistakes / Is it fair you’ll never know the person I’ll be / You’re not there with me.”

“‘You’re Not There’ is a song to my father and in this lyric video I try to describe the loss I feel. RIP Eugene Graham!” Forchhammer, 28, tells PEOPLE exclusively of the video.

“You’re Not There” is the third single off the Danish pop band’s self-titled debut album. Like other songs off the LP — including breakout single “7 Years” — the latest offering was inspired by lead singer Lukas Forchhammer’s father Eugene, who died in 2012.

Courtesy Lukas Forchhammer

The song has particularly taken on new meaning for the singer now that Forchhammer has become a father himself: On Sept. 25, he and longtime girlfriend Marie-Louise “Rillo” Petersen Schwartz welcomed a daughter via home birth, PEOPLE confirmed exclusively at the time.

“I’m sad that he can’t meet her and get to know her with me. Luckily I have a massive family — an amazing mom, two wonderful sisters and both of my grandmothers are still alive — so it’s not like she won’t have company,” Forchhammer previously told PEOPLE of the pain in knowing his father will never know his daughter.

Since taking a two-month paternity leave to care for his growing family, Forchhammer is now back on the road with his Lukas Graham bandmates. (For a complete list of tour dates, click here.)