Eighteen-year-old Alan Walker produced "Faded" much the same way he's been producing music since age 14 — within 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, may be the the most Shazam-ed song on this planet, along with other 150 million streams on Spotify and nearly 65 million YouTube views. Check Alan Walker Faded sheet music page.
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 while "Faded" is really just a condensed version of 2014's hourlong instrumental "Fade" with Solheim's vocals added, the song's success "kind of exited nowhere."
Walker first commenced producing songs four years ago. He was enjoying a song by DJ Ness, and reached to the Italian DJ to uncover how he produced his music. He makes all his music on his laptop with FL Studio, often known as FruityLoops, perhaps the most common program for novices.
Now Walker's produced "30 or 40" songs in whole, but "Faded" marks his first single with Sony Music Sweden, plus the first to obtain such global success.
While information and facts are slim, Walker says he's currently focusing on his next single that they teased is within the same style as "Faded" but "changes it up" a little. He just performed on the X Games in Oslo which is planning on touring soon, including stops in the States.
And while he'd consider producing pop music "in the long run," he tells, "for the time being, I want to live in the EDM world."