Eighteen-year-old Alan Walker produced "Faded" like he's been producing music since age 14 — in their 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, could be the the most Shazam-ed song on the 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 though "Faded" is in fact just a condensed version of 2014's hourlong instrumental "Fade" with Solheim's vocals added, the song's success "kind of left nowhere."
Walker first commenced producing songs four years ago. He was playing a song by DJ Ness, and reached seem to the Italian DJ to discover how he produced his music. He makes all his music on his laptop with FL Studio, often known as FruityLoops, a standard program for starters.
Now Walker's produced "30 or 40" songs in whole, but "Faded" marks his first single with Sony Music Sweden, and also the first to attain such global success.
While info is slim, Walker says he's currently working away at his next single that she teased is incorporated in the same style as "Faded" but "changes it up" a lttle bit. 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 future," he states, "for the time being, I want to live in the EDM world."