KompasMP3 For the umpteenth time, Alan Walker came back to Indonesia and was ready to entertain his loyal fans. The arrival of this British musician and producer in order to enliven the year music event, Spotify on Stage, which was held lively Friday (12/10), at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran.
Alan was chosen to attend a music performance that gathered cool musicians from Asia and Europe, certainly not without reason. Yups, the main reason because this DJ is able to dominate the music market since joining the industry with the hits maker “Faded”. Even his work every day is played thousands of times by country music lovers.
IDN Times also got the opportunity to interview with Alan Walker a few hours before he kicked off the Spotify on Stage stage in front of more than 7,000 spectators.
Hi Alan, we are from the IDN Times. It’s great to be able to meet you today. Welcome back to Indonesia. How are you? How is the trip, jet lag, isn’t it?
“Yeah, I am very happy to be able to come back here. Luckily, it isn’t too jetic, even though today’s trip is quite tiring. From Oslo to Doha, take the first flight then Doha to Jakarta on the second flight, approximately six to eight hours. every time I hear about going to Indonesia again, “he replied very kindly.
Introducing and greeting each other begins with great delight by the owner of the hits maker “Alone”. The activity continued with a question and answer session with the media group.
Are you curious about what Alan leaked during the interview session for about 30 minutes? Now here is the full review, let’s just read Alright bluntly about the hard work, dreams and meaning of Indonesian fans for him.
1. Being very popular like now, how was the beginning of your musical journey?
My career journey began more or less in 2007 or 2008. I didn’t expect it would be like now. I love music and I uploaded my creation on YouTube and Soundcloud in 2011.
I also listen to music a lot, for example techno. Then I began to make songs and put them on YouTube. To be honest, I don’t have a musical background like many people have, but now that technology is available, everything is on the internet, you can get whatever you want.
2. At first you don’t immediately use the name Alan Walker, what is the reason for you to change the stage name?
I started replacing it around about 2014, yes before “Faded” became very popular. I used to use the name DJ Walkzz. The reason is, maybe I was still too childish, after all I saw a lot of people calling themselves DJ Harmonix, DJ Pick Me or whatever.
Well, this kind of thing was popular in the 2010s, but now it’s not anymore. Finally I asked on the Facebook group and almost all suggested using the real name, Alan Walker.
Besides that, I want to be known to be more mature and use real names to show professionalism. Even now, I’m not only a DJ but also a music producer. So, pinning a DJ in front of a name doesn’t seem relevant anymore.
3. “Faded” became very popular in 2015. At your age, you are still 18 years old. What is the response of parents and around you? Does it feel to be popular at school age?
To be honest, it actually feels quite strange, but at the same time it’s also fun. Because the song was very successful then it really helped the music career I just started.
At that time, I was still in the stage of growing up, to be honest I didn’t think of doing anything. Now with this music it seems that it also helps me through the campus period.
My environment was just as shocked as I felt. But I proved that this was what I wanted and my parents finally supported me. Yes, I think they are proud.
But in the end I realized that the most important thing is to always remember where we came from. So when ‘Faded’ is so successful, I still remember my previous life and be myself. The most important thing is to remember who you really are.
and has released the latest song from Alan Walker with the title on my way