Multi-platinum Norwegian superstar Alan Walker unveils the groundwork for his ambitious and evolving project – WalkerWorld.
Alan Walker shares, “With immense excitement and pride, I am thrilled to announce the release of my fourth studio album, ‘Walkerworld.’ November 10th is a significant day in my career as it marks the unveiling of a new body of work that will resonate with listeners until late 2024. It also heralds the introduction of an innovative and immersive chapter in the World of Walker. Not too long ago, I sat in my childhood bedroom and dreamt of creating music that could touch people’s hearts and leave a lasting impact. I am incredibly grateful to continue this journey and step into this new phase with the support of an exceptional group of talented artists, creatives, and community. This release is a milestone for every individual who has joined me on this incredible ride over the past eight years. My hope is that the album brings a sense of happiness to all who listen to it.”
The first installment includes 10 tracks, five of which are brand new, that bend sonic genres and truly take the listener to another realm. This is just the beginning because WalkerWorld doesn’t end with this round of tracks, though, as the album will continue to change its form and shape as new tracks will be released and added to the album’s tracklist each month.
The project also signifies the announcement and first access to Alan Walker’s in-game amusement park on Fortnite, which will be fully launched on December 12. The park itself will be an iterative project with plenty of opportunity for interaction.
With over 120 million followers across his social platforms, 9 billion YouTube views, and over 50 billion audio and video streams, Walker arrived on the music scene in late 2015 with his debut hit single “Faded,” garnering over 1.7 billion Spotify streams and a massive 3.5 billion YouTube video views.
After building a massive social following and releasing a string of successful singles like “Alone” and “Darkside,” collaborating with artists like Ava Max, Noah Cyrus, Sia, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay, Walker released his debut album, “Different World,” in 2018. The album has amassed almost 5 billion streams on Spotify alone.
Walker has performed at over 700 headlining shows and festivals to date, including Coachella and Tomorrowland, in addition to selling out his worldwide arena tours, Aviation Tour, and Walkerverse Tour.
Entry points on WalkerWorld include “Welcome to Walkerworld,” which opens on soft, emerging colors and then mousses up to more potent, atmospheric layers topped by a gorgeous female voice. The melody shifts to dazzling washes of pushing dance textures.
A personal favorite because of its alluring, mid-tempo rhythm and the glorious vocals of Daya, “Heart Over Mind” reveals a sumptuous sonic flow, at once beguiling and transfixing. For some reason, “Spectre 2.0” conjures up suggestions of the Bee Gees, with its deliciously high, slightly breathy vocals.
The vibrant and delicate voice of Sasha Alex Sloan gives “Hero” plush, electrifying timbres. While “Born to Ride,” featuring Sophie Stray, hums with tasty industrial-lite-flavored textures.
The penultimate track, “Land Of The Heroes,” features a low-slung, majestic intro, followed by moving into an emotive gem dripping with elegant electronica flavors.
Alan Walker has it going on! With WalkerWorld, he demonstrates his enormous talent, delivering an array of hypnotic songs.