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A happy yet emotional song! Alan Walker described ‘Faded’ in a Genius attribution saying: “I would describe ‘Faded’ as a happy yet emotional song, appropriate for both sad and or uplifting occasions. It’s about searching for someone, something or somewhere lost. Or just feeling lost! One of the things I like the most about its lyrics is that the meaning can be interpreted freely by the listener.”
‘Faded’ started off as a tropical house track then the electro house drop was added. In an interview with Pop Crush, Walker said: “The track started off as a tropical house track, but later on I added an electro house drop. That was pretty much the beginning of ‘Fade.’ I found out that it didn’t work as a tropical house plus electro house track, so I decided to make it a complete electro track. This is where I got inspired by Ahrix’s track ‘Nova’ and K-391’s melodic style, which helped me put together the sounds and melodies. Later on when I signed with Sony, we wanted to re-release ‘Fade’ as ‘Faded’ with a brand new mix and with vocals by Iselin Solheim. I think Iselin was the first person who sung demo vocals for ‘Faded.’ And it worked out great! The way I got in touch with Iselin was through a guy that I work with in the studio.”

Release Date: December 3, 2015

Songwriter/s: Alan Walker – Jesper Borgen – Mood Melodies – Gunnar Greve

Label: Mer Mukikk

Chart Rankings: In the US, the song peaked at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 4 on the Dance Club Songs Charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum for sales over 1 million copies. In the UK, it reached number 7 on the Official Charts Company and number 2 on the UK Dance Charts. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales over 600,000 copies. ‘Faded’ topped the charts in several countries around the world including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. It received several certifications around the world such as 11 times Platinum in Sweden, Double Diamond in Poland, Diamond in Germany, 7 times Platinum in Italy, Quadruple Platinum in Australia and Spain.

Artist’s age on Release Date: Alan Olav Walker was 18 years old when he released this song.

Cover Versions: Conor Maynard – Sara Farell – Ahmed Alshaiba – Aili – Launchpad MK2 – Robert Mendoza (violin cover) – Bars and Melody – Klaudia Drums (drums cover) – Jigar Rajpopat – JFla – Madilyn Bailey – Emma Heesters – Kfir Ochaion – Leon Alex (guitar) – Beth – other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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    Amanda Brown

    July 3, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Hi. THIS SONG IS THE BEST! I always hear this song in Roblox and it gives me sadness. I’ve watched all the music videos of Alan Walker. THEY ROCK!! And the vocals from Iselin Solheim is so good! In the song Faded By Alan Walker, when I listen to it, I always come to my favorite part at 2:20 because I just love the vocals from her. Alan Walker if you see this message I thank you for accomplishing everything. YOU ARE THE BEST AND YOU ROCK! May your dreams come true and that one day, you’ll have a song that will be popular! You are the best! Stay safe guys and same for Alan.

    PS: Alan will never get Corona, He always wears a mask. 🙂



      March 10, 2021 at 4:27 am

      Sooo true

        A cat called Cookie dough buff

        March 10, 2021 at 4:29 am

        ITs my fav too

      Walker #751195

      March 23, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      so true

    A cat called Cookie

    September 22, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    To me Faded is a song that gives me so much emotion, it makes me think about life and death. He’s been such an inspiration to me since I first started listening. Unlike most music, his has a hidden story and meaning you need to find. Whenever I’m sad or I just need some time alone, I always listen to Alone since it reminds me that I’m not alone and that no matter where, who or what you are, there will always be someone for you. Thank you Alan for gifting us with this wonderful music.❤️❤️❤️


    October 15, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Alen you are Rock dear.👍🏻🤘No one can beat you in music. I have been a big fan of you & I am fond of your album. Really your tracks are amazing & Fadded , Alone, Alone Pt. II & darkside are my most favourite songs. These songs touch my heart. Every beats & words touch to my heart & give me mentally relief. Thanks for giving such of these amazing tracks. God bless you always & give you more popularity ahead. I want to talk to you. It will be my pleasure , if you will talk to me. I will wait for this moment , when I will talk to you. God bless you , take care. Stay healthy life.

    Caroline Gardner!

    January 23, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Hello! So I LOVE THIS SONG MORE THAN ANY OTHER SONG IN THE WORLD!😁 It is sooooo fun and it makes me think about life!😋 It just so epic! When I watched the music video at the and I started crying because if I’m right it was really really sad when you finally got to your home and it was basically gone it was so sad!😭😢🥺😣😖 But otherwise I LOVE the song and one day I wish I could meet you Alan Walker!🤗😜 Also if you want a kid’s version I would be very happy and honored to sing it!😊 I just don’t know what to think about the song it’s sad, happy and EPIC!😘 Ya I just really REALLY want to meet you some day, but that probably can’t happen!🥺 That’s the end hope you stay home and stay safe Alan Walker!🤗


    March 3, 2023 at 4:08 am

    I L-O-V-E this song so much! I listen to it all the time! Dark side is also one of my FAVS! But the song Faded got me wondering what he was looking for. In the video he was going back to his home but in the song it says “where are u now? Atlantis, under the sea under the sea” and other words that include water are mean water it something like that. I was thinking maybe she was singing about Atlantis and her dreams of finding it? I mean there are many possibilities! That’s just my theory that he is trying to find Atlantis and that’s what the house at the end of the vid means. There are many clues hidden in the lyrics! But anyways I love all of you songs Alan! That’s all I gotta say! Byeeee!!!! May you and your family + friends have a wonderful year!

    Ps- this might have sent twice

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