The Norwegian multi-platinum artist returns with his new single - "Endless Summer", in collaboration with the British singer-songwriter Zak Abel, just as the hottest season of the year kicks into full swing. This euphoric dance-pop tune perfectly captures the carefree and blissful essence of its namesake. It opens with organic melodies that move into a euphonious chorus consisting of a groovy bassline and understated percussion, complemented by the positive and hopeful message in the chorus. Abel is one of the most prominent electronic dance music vocalists in the game with hits like "Freedom" with Kygo (202 million streams), "Ten More Days" with Avicii (92 million), "Bad" with Don Diablo (93 million), "The Power" with Duke Dumont (54 million), and many more. "Endless Summer" is another gem to add to this list, following Walker's single "Dreamer" from earlier this year as well as the most recent "Hero," featuring Sasha Alex Sloan. On the other hand, Zak Abel is now on the cusp of something special as his eagerly anticipated new album - "Love Over Fear," will be released on August 25 on BMG. In the meantime, "Endless Summer" already received over 1,5 million organic impressions on social media platforms before even being officially released, which makes it sure to be on rotation for all the memorable moments with friends and family this summer.
Like most people, I'm always looking forward to summertime. It's the most exciting and blissful season, and it's the best launchpad for joyful moments with family and friends while I'm on the road. It was these bright moments that inspired me to create a song that captured the buzzing mood into an everlasting summer soundtrack, and Zak Abel's talent brought it to life in a way only he could do. - Alan Walker
This might be the most euphoric song I've ever been a part of. Working with Alan on 'Endless Summer' was a great experience too, so It just makes me wanna jump around and smile, and I'm sure people will react just as me when listening to our track. - Zak Abel
Continuously delivering thumping beats and hypnotic records, 25-year-old Norwegian producer and DJ Alan Walker is truly a force to be reckoned with. With over 115 million followers across his social platforms, 8.7 billion YouTube views, and over 50 billion audio and video streams, the young artist from Bergen, Norway, is nowhere near kicking his feet up anytime soon. Alan 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 3.4 billion YouTube video views. Being the 19th most-watched music video on YouTube, the single also left him with a BRIT Awards nomination for Song Of The Year, as well as a Norwegian Grammy win in the same category. 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, the chart-topping debut album "Different World" arrived in late 2018 and is currently approaching 5 billion streams on Spotify alone. While holding a pristine track record, Alan has played 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. In 2022 Alan released his third album, "Walkerverse Pt. I & II."
Zak Abel is a British singer-songwriter, who first rose to fame after supplying guest vocals on Gorgon City's UK Top 20 hit single "Unmissable." Penning his own songs as a 14-year-old and uploading videos of his work to YouTube eventually led to him signing a record deal in 2014 and meeting influential music producer, Joker. Zak and Joker released a four-track EP in 2015, shortly followed by Zak's solo project "One Hand On The Future," where he collaborated with Tom Misch on "Beautiful Escape" and Kaytranada on "Say Sumthin." Through these early collaborations, Zak felt emboldened as a writer, setting him up perfectly for the release of his 2017 debut album, "Only When We're Naked." This body of work saw him channel his creativity into pop spheres for the first time, and it significantly increased his stock as a writer too – being asked to pen hit records for the likes of Kygo, Avicii, R3HAB & ZAYN, and Paloma Faith & John Legend. Now signed to BMG, his own music blends soulful vocals with R&B and pop. The smokey 2021 release "Be Kind" made it into Airplay Charts in various European countries and the Top 30 Hot AC in the US and has been the defining direction for his upcoming second album. Alongside music, Zak is an ambassador for mental health charity CALM and speaks openly about issues surrounding this topic, as well as channeling themes of identity and mental struggle into his lyrics. He has already had a spellbinding 2023, playing the King's Coronation along with releasing a string of impeccable singles. Possessing one of the most impressive British male singing voices of his generation, his music emanates an instinctively soulful, funky feel, with an ability to fast-track an insatiable chorus.
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