Alan Walker On Creating Environmental Track ‘Different World’: ‘We Are Ruining Earth Faster Than We Can Repair It’


This week’s episode of “How It Went Down” explores Alan Walker’s tune “Different World,” that includes Sofia Carson, Okay-391 & CORSAK.

Walker tells Billboard that the observe, which focuses on local weather change and goals to unfold a message about saving the planet, was initially impressed by an thought from Okay-391, who he considers to be one in every of his greatest musical inspirations.

“He initially made this concept, and he posted it on YouTube,” Walker remembers. “I referred to as him up, instructed him that I wished to leap on the tune and we bought within the studio, began working.”

When it got here to writing lyrics (that are carried out by Sofia Carson), Walker states that Corsak penned a lot of the phrases, explaining that he’s "an unbelievable songwriter/producer from China" and that he will likely be "a giant, massive expertise" and folks ought to hold their eyes on him.

Walker provides that the lyrics are very highly effective, stating that they shine a light-weight on the truth that Earth is quickly warming as sea-level rise brought on by glacial melting might imperil lots of of coastal cities. “It's not what we actually imagined anymore,” he says, “Because we’re ruining it or destroying it sooner than we are able to restore it.”

Asked how he hopes listeners will really feel after they hear the tune, Walker replies that he desires them to expertise happiness, in addition to to suppose just a little bit extra about air pollution.

You can watch the total video above to listen to the total story of how “Different World” was created, and take heed to the tune beneath.

Alan Walker kicks off his US tour on February 2 in Seattle – see the total present itemizing beneath.

Feb, 2 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

Feb. 5 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

Feb. 6 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre

Feb. eight – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Feb. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco 

Feb. 12 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

Feb. 14 – Houston, TX @ Stereo Live

Feb. 15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s 

Feb. 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Metropolitan Nightclub

Feb. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

Feb. 19 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

Feb. 20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

Feb. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA

Feb. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall – Avant Gardner