Faded is a downloadable progressing house song by the Norwegian DJ Alan Walker. It is written by Walker himself, along with Jesper Borgen, Anders Froen, and Gunnar Greve Pettersen. Faded also features background vocals from another fellow Norwegian singer, Iselin Loken Solheim.
How to Download Faded – DJ Alan Walker
To start downloading Faded click on the Download link located below the song review.
The Song Review
Released on 3rd December 2015, the song was a commercial success as it reached the top 10 in many countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
Additionally, it has been streamed over 920 million times on Spotify and is one of the 30 most streamed songs on the platform. It is available to play through digital download.
Faded: the Lyrics
The theme of the song is rather melancholic but addictive at the same time. The tune of the song is rather prominent wherein Iselin brilliantly manages to adjust herself.
The song initially begins with a serene tune, followed by Iselin’s vocals as she refers to someone special, iterating how they mean so much to her.
This is followed by the pre-chorus which simply consists of Iselin asking where they disappeared off to. The chorus continues this perspective by rhetorically answering as per the lyrics describe: “Where are you now? Atlantis, under the sea, under the sea, Where are you now? Another dream, the monster’s running inside of me, I’m faded, I’m faded”.
The latter part of the song consists of, more or less, the same pattern with a similar tune. The entire concept of the lyrics is based on the question as to where that particular individual went off to.
The music video, which was released on 3rd December 2015 and has over 2 billion views, focuses on a hooded man, played by Shahab Salehi. The man can be seen only equipped with a bag pack and a camera as he travels from one place to another.
He can be seen traversing through abandoned areas, which includes, buildings, and torn down structures.
Eventually, the man finally manages to reach his home only to find out that it has been broken down into ruins. The music video ends with the man removing a part of his mask and giving his home the last glimpse before the sequence fades out.
About DJ Alan Walker
DJ Alan Walker, only being 19 at the time of the song’s release, explained how he never imagined the song to become such a popular hit.
In one of his interviews, the then-teenager explained that before the song’s release, his life mainly revolved around completing his homework and doing well in school. In another interview, Walker described that he initially had little to no interest in the field of music.
His entrance into the music world was merely because of taking tutorials from YouTube on his free time as a hobby.
The Bottom Line
Overall, Faded is a hit song that was generally received with positive feedback. Commercially, it is currently the 25th most viewed song on YouTube, being watched over 2 billion times. Due to its popularity, the song has been remixed and performed by many other artists.