Alan Walker: ‘Faded’ And It’s Success…

Alan Walker has broken through with the major track 'Faded' and looks to build on this with future releases and a lot more touring.

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First getting involved in music back in 2012, it was Alan Walker’s dream to get into dance music and from there, hard work and determination has allowed for him to reach this point in his career. With the track ‘Fade’, it turned into the hit single ‘Faded’ with a little help of vocals and a few tweaks here and there, now the star is becoming one of the most well known names in the industry with a ton of radio support pouring in and a lot of A-list stars either remixing the track, or supporting it. Catching up with Alan Walker, he reveals how the track came about, what is to come from him the future and more so check out what he has to say here.

Kicking things off, tell us a little about how Alan Walker managed to find himself in the dance music industry, was it always the ambition?

Back in 2012 I was searching the internet for new music. I found the Spanish producer that went by the name ‘DJ Ness’ who produced Techno / Hands Up. I thought the music he produced was really cool so I wanted to try it out myself and I asked him by commented on one of his tracks questioning how he made his music and that’s basically how Alan Walker started out.

Things have now taken a big turn for you as your reputation grows through the tracks you produce. Did you ever think such publicity would surround your music?

I never in my life thought that my music would be heard by millions of people. I don’t really know what I have been expecting when I first uploaded my first track to YouTube, but I can guarantee that I never thought that I would reach out to thousands of people and reach the top of the charts with my music.

The track that has really boosted your name is ‘Faded’ with various number one spots in European countries. How does it make you feel knowing that fans out there are really enjoying your tracks?

Its fantastic! It really shows the power of the internet! I love to see how my social medias and my older tracks show how I have been progressing throughout the years! And I am very thankful for everyone that have supported me so far, I couldn’t have imagined better support!

‘Faded’ follows that Electro House style, with big atmospheric vocals and it crossed over into the mainstream. Was this always the plan or did it just seem to happen?

Faded first started off as Fade. I have never had plans for my music to have vocals on them. But from what I see there is no way I can regret putting a vocal and giving Fade(d) a brand new mix. I think having the perfect vocals by Iselin Solheim was the major key to making the track even better.

Following up to ‘Faded’, what will the plans be for Alan Walker in terms of music for the coming months? Can we expect to hear more of the same?

My tracks Fade(d), Force and Spectre has kinda established the sound of Alan Walker. So yes, I would say that you can expect something similar as some of my upcoming tracks after Faded.

With the dance music industry bustling with new talents and established names, are there any artists out there which you would particularly like to share a studio session with and produce a track with?

Right now there is so many producers out there, but I would say that I would love to for example make a movie sound track with Hans Zimmer or Steve Jablonsky. And I would love to collaborate with either Tiesto Martin Garrix, K-391 or Ahrix.

Summer season is also fast approaching and that means a lot of festivals and shows taking place. Is there any you are looking forward to or have planned to perform at?

I have a couple of festivals coming up, but out of the ones that have been announced I am really looking forward to Tomorrowland, Summerburst and Weekend Festivals.

Lastly, where do you hopefully see Alan Walker in the next few years? Maybe an album, track collaborations, performing at certain regions?

In the next few years I would love to see Alan Walker working with other artists. Not quite sure about an album but you will certainly see me performing in other regions!

You can buy your copy of ‘Faded’ here and the official music video here, with more information on Alan Walker available here via links below.

https://www.facebook.com/alanwalkermusic
https://twitter.com/IAmAlanWalker
https://soundcloud.com/alanwalker

Alan Walker talks success as well as his hit single ‘Faded’ and where it came from.

First getting involved in music back in 2012, it was Alan Walker’s dream to get into dance music and from there, hard work and determination has allowed for him to reach this point in his career. With the track ‘Fade’, it turned into the hit single ‘Faded’ with a little help of vocals and a few tweaks here and there, now the star is becoming one of the most well known names in the industry with a ton of radio support pouring in and a lot of A-list stars either remixing the track, or supporting it. Catching up with Alan Walker, he reveals how the track came about, what is to come from him the future and more so check out what he has to say here.

1. Kicking things off, tell us a little about how Alan Walker managed to find himself in the dance
music industry, was it always the ambition?

Back in 2012 I was searching the internet for new music. I found the Spanish producer that went by the name ‘DJ Ness’ who produced Techno / Hands up. I thought the music he produced was really cool so I wanted to try it out myself and I asked him by commented on one of his tracks questioning how he made his music and that’s basically how Alan Walker started out.

2. Things have now taken a big turn for you as your reputation grows through the tracks you
produce. Did you ever think such publicity would surround your music?

I never in my life thought that my music would be heard by millions of people. I don’t really know what I have been expecting when I first uploaded my first track to YouTube, but I can guarantee that I never thought that I would reach out to thousands of people and reach the top of the charts with my music.

3. The track that has really boosted your name is ‘Faded’ with various number one spots in
European countries. How does it make you feel knowing that fans out there are really
enjoying your tracks?

Its fantastic! It really shows the power of the internet! I love to see how my social medias and my older tracks show how I have been progressing throughout the years! And I am very thankful for everyone that have supported me so far, I couldn’t have imagined better support!

4. ‘Faded’ follows that Electro House style, with big atmospheric vocals and it crossed over into
the mainstream. Was this always the plan or did it just seem to happen?

Faded first started off as Fade. I have never had plans for my music to have vocals on them. But from what I see there is no way I can regret putting a vocal and giving Fade(d) a brand new mix. I think having the perfect vocals by Iselin Solheim was the major key to making the track even better.

5. Following up to ‘Faded’, what will the plans be for Alan Walker in terms of music for the
coming months? Can we expect to hear more of the same?

My tracks Fade(d), Force and Spectre has kinda established the sound of Alan Walker. So yes, I would say that you can expect something similar as some of my upcoming tracks after Faded.

6. With the dance music industry bustling with new talents and established names, are there
any artists out there which you would particularly like to share a studio session with and
produce a track with?

Right now there is so many producers out there, but I would say that I would love to for example make a movie sound track with Hans Zimmer or Steve Jablonsky. And I would love to collaborate with either Tiesto Martin Garrix, K-391 or Ahrix.

7. Summer season is also fast approaching and that means a lot of festivals and shows taking
place. Is there any you are looking forward to or have planned to perform at?

I have a couple of festivals coming up, but out of the ones that have been announced I am really looking forward to Tomorrowland, Summerburst and Weekend Festivals.

8. Lastly, where do you hopefully see Alan Walker in the next few years? Maybe an album,
track collaborations, performing at certain regions?

In the next few years I would love to see Alan Walker working with other artists. Not quite sure about an album but you will certainly see me performing in other regions!

You can buy your copy of ‘Faded’ here and the official music video here, with more information on Alan Walker available here via links below.

https://www.facebook.com/alanwalkermusic
https://twitter.com/IAmAlanWalker
https://soundcloud.com/alanwalker

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