Alan Walker

12 albums, 76 tracks

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"Alan Walker"

May 31, 2019

An inspiration for the Youngsters

Soulbyweekly
Written by @Soulbyweekly from SoulByweekly  / 6 mins read
#AlanWalker#Dance#DifferentWorld#EDM

“Never give up” is what Alan Walker strongly believes in and I think that is something which is followed by most of the artist before starting their career. I first saw this person during my first concert in Delhi that is way back in 2017, that was the first time I saw this person, and after listing to him my first reaction was “damn this person” is good, and funny part is till then I had no idea about who he was, I mean I knew that he was a DJ, but I didn’t know that he was a great EDM player. So after his concert I started digging deep and then I realized that this person is just a year older then me and then I started digging, so what I found out was very interesting, that this guy never been to any music mixing classes, instead of that he use to mix songs in his own laptop and that’s how he started his career. In many interviews he told about how difficult it is to get a limelight in the music industry, you have to keep working on and on until someone recognizes and that’s exactly happened with Alan Walker he used to produce songs after songs and upload them in the YouTube, until one day it was picked up by Nocopyright sound and rest remains history. Alan Walker in every interview spoke about how every one should follow their own passion and dream no matter what people think or say.

A benchmark to remember

“Where are you now , was it all in my fantasy, Where are you now where you only imaginary” is the line that is itched in my mind along with beats of the music and I am pretty sure that it is registered in the mind of most of the youths across the world. Alan Walker had managed to bring a revolutionary change in the section of EDM music and that’s why this song is believe to be a success stone in the EDM industry. Interestingly this song has everything starting from good lyrics to proper beats and sound mixing etc. Alan himself had said that creating something like faded is very tough that’s why he never compare his other music with faded because it makes him inferior about his ongoing work. If you are looking for an honest opinion trust me this is the song which you will prefer if you are travelling in Delhi crowd, trust me if you listen to this song while travelling in a crowded metro you will for sure reach to some other universe itself, I mean the music, beats are so good that you can keep it in a loop until you become bored with it and also the vocal of Iselin Solheim added an extra fire in the song.

Symbol of Unity

In this world there are very few times when we see a person is actually working for other’s happiness, there are very few celebrities who’s only purpose is to entertain people they don’t want any fame, one of such human being is Alan Walker. Initially when I started listing to the music, I thought maybe he is talking about relationships and stuff, but after digging a little bit I found one of his interviews where he mentioned about why he wrote this song and what is the meaning behind it. So basically, through his song and video he is trying to convey really a good message to the society that everyone is equal, everyone can become a DJ like Alan Walker you don’t have to showoff every time just because you became a star, that’s why in his video we can see people covering their faces with scarfs by doing this he wanted to say that no one is alone, every one is equal, he is trying to create a sense of unity and that’s exactly what we want in this selfish world. It was really amazing to see how an artist was able to bring the element of comfort in Solidarity, this is something very new for me and it is really great to see that there are people who still gives more importance to the happiness of others. Honestly speaking I think every person should listen to this song, not for the beat or music but for the lyrics.

Story behind the lyrics

Heart break, breakup had become a quite a new phenomenon now that’s what most of the artist are using as the key element in their music work. Interestingly this trend is quite common among the new generation artists, even Alan Walker came up with one. The song “Sing Me To Sleep” talks about a boy who has broken up with his girlfriend and missing her a lot, he is trying hard to sleep, but couldn’t able to do so as her memories are still hunting him, this is totally my assumption because till now I couldn’t find an interview of Alan Walker were he spoke about the reason behind this song, but if you analyse the song properly, you can actually find the element of breakup and pain for example: Wait a second, let me catch my breath
Remind me how it feels to hear your voice
Your lips are movin', I can't hear a thing
Livin' life as if we had a choice
Anywhere, anytime
I would do anything for you
Anything for you
Yesterday got away
Melodies stuck inside your head
A song in every breath
Sing me to sleep now
Sing me to sleep
So through this line we can see the pain a person is going through when he is away from his lover, he can hallucinate her voice, I mean her voice is stuck inside his head and he is not able to get rid of that, and also we can see the desperation level of how the person is ready to do anything for her. So recently I had a breakup and this song was in my playlist so this song was in a loop so after listening to the song carefully I was able to relate it with my story, like I personally know how hard it was to get rid of her memories and voices, so that’s how I could able to come into a conclusion that this lyrics might be speaking about a break up, but again saying its just an assumption. To enjoy this song, you don’t have to go through a breakup as such, you can just enjoy the beats, music and off course the vocals of Iselin Solheim.

Mar 06, 2019

Alan Walker Finally Brought Us A Different World, But Could We Maybe Get Another?

camjameson
Written by @camjameson from Extraneous Routes  / 5 mins read
#AlanWalker#AnotherWorld#WorldOfWalker#Dance#EDM#Electronic#House

One of the biggest sensations in the Dance music market’s last three or four years has been Norwegian DJ Alan Walker, an electronic artist who shocked the world at just 14 years old by being one of the most talented new voices in the scene. His compositions were big & bold with a unique sonic presence all his own that mixed Trance, Hardstyle – at least in tone, not pace – & Tropical House aesthetics together, putting him in the same boat as Marshmello & Martin Garrix as one of the bright youngsters who would propel the electronic industry forward into the future – As time went on, he started building his World Of Walker, giving us incredibly high-budget music videos & bombastic mixes with the promise of a major plot payout for those who stuck along with his viral marketing, but now that Different World is actually out, it’s starting to feel like audiences were duped in another Kickstarter-style scam, failing to deliver entirely.

Great Expectations, Unfulfilled Desires

When Alan Walker first hit the scene, songs like “Faded,” “Sing Me To Sleep” & “Alone” felt like epic adventures in an electronic world with subtle hints of the genres we all know & love but with more of a narrative focus, making every new entry feel like an additional chapter to his overall story; Coupled with the aforementioned viral marketing campaign & some fantastic videos, you always felt like you were in on some sort of industry secret that would create a paradigm shift in the way audiences interact with DJs & festival culture moving forward – That story, however, suffered from an incohesive narrative that seemed to just stretch on forever, keeping listeners in a loop like a Weekly Shonen Jump! Series does. What was the purpose of the ancient technological world? What happened to the world we used to know? Does any of it even matter? Well, the answer, regrettably, is no…

Stuck In A Cycle Of Self-Repetition

The downfall of Another World is that it doesn’t present listeners with anything they haven’t seen before – DJs & even modern Pop acts have adopted a make-a-single-drop-a-single mentality in the streaming generation as it produces more money over time & doesn’t require as lengthy a process to post or publish a new work for your audience, keeping User engagement at a steady flow. As such, Alan Walker’s music was spread out over months & years, making every new release feel unique & wholly original as you rarely listened to them in order – Herein lies the problem with Another World though, as listening to songs like “I Don’t Wanna Go” & “Do It All For You” in succession with the other tracks reveals there’s actually little more than a tempo shift & a change of featured-artist at play amongst the collection of songs; Nearly every tune feels like a clone of the one before, making it incredibly hard to have an outstanding listening experience as you’re essentially listening to two hours of the same song on repeat.

Hints Of What Could Have Been

Now, you can’t always be expected to innovate on every single song you produce & having a similar-sounding library isn’t necessarily a bad thing when you’re one of the only voices in your industry who sounds like you do. The sheer reach of Alan Walker’s brand allows him to connect with such popular voices as Noah Cyrus on the song “All Falls Down” & the soothing serenades of Sophia Somajo on others like “Diamond Heart,” delivering on his promise of an internationally-connected music project boasting the production values of a cinematic adventure with an overarching narrative thread holding it all together; It’s just a shame these notes of individuality are swept up by the constant rain of alarm-synths & bouncy triplet basslines that make each track sound a little too similar.

Could This Be The End Of Walker’s Worlds?

Based on the unqualified fervor audiences seem to hold for Alan Walker, it’s highly likely he’ll experience continued success in the industry for at least another five years just simply because he’s part of the youth community from which his fans have spawned, but if he doesn’t innovate soon – whether branching out into classic House sounds like everyone else is doing or simply choosing a different rhythm for the first time in his career – he runs the risk of alienating his fanbase altogether. With any hope, the next record will take us on a wild journey through the cosmos with some Drum’N’Bass influences or even focus on the aftermath of the Alan-pocalypse with the darker vibes of Psy-Trance, but until then at least we can jam to “Lonely” while he works things out.

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