Alan Walker, the 18-year-old behind that ‘Faded’ song, tells us what’s next
Eighteen-year-old Alan Walker produced “Faded” the same way he’s been producing music since age 14 — in his bedroom at his parent’s home in Bergen, Norway.
But now, the dizzying, beautifully lonesome EDM track, featuring vocals from Norwegian singer-songwriter Iselin Solheim, is the the most Shazam-ed song in the world, with other 150 million streams on Spotify and nearly 65 million YouTube views.
On the Spotify Global Top 50 chart, it sits at No. 9, right behind Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.”
Speaking to Mashable from Norway, Walker said the that even though “Faded” is actually just a condensed version of 2014’s hourlong instrumental “Fade” with Solheim’s vocals added, the song’s success “kind of came out of nowhere.” Read more…