Faded Meaning Alan Walker

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Alan Olav Walker (born 24 August 1997) is a English-Norwegian DJ and record producer. In 2015, Walker received international acclaim after releasing the single ' Faded ', which received platinum certifications in 14 countries. In 2020, he was ranked 26th on DJ Mag. He released his debut studio album, Different World, in 2018.

Alan Walker’s “Faded” is split into two separate sections/verses. The first features the singer harping on an interpersonal relationship. The nature of this association is not specified, though it can logically be interpreted as having a romantic undertone. And basically, the lyrics in that section read as if the addressee has more or less decided to part ways with the singer.

Meanwhile the second verse comes off as if the narrator has decided to take some type of excursion. This section can be deciphered as being metaphorical in nature, though Walker, to some degree, intended it to be literal. Apparently it represents the singer’s desire to leave the place where he is currently at in search of something different. And it should be noted that the second verse is not directly related to the first per se.

Meaning of Title (“Faded”)

Overall the title phrase, “faded”, is meant to allude to the idea of the singer seeking, in Alan’s own words, “someone, something or somewhere” that is missing from her life. And on a grander scale, it can be understood as the singer herself being lost. Indeed the music video itself is based on a man scouring a devastated area looking for food or survivors, as opposed to being centered on romance.

So according to the first verse and the pre-chorus which follows it, we can once again conclude that the addressee is someone who has left the singer. But more to the point is the fact that she is now searching for this individual. And in terms of the second verse, it is a particular place the singer is seeking. And by the time the end of the song rolls around, both of these narratives become intertwined. That is to the say the lost individual from the first verse may be at the location the narrator is searching for, which is why she is looking for this area in the first place.

Moreover she refers to this locality as “Atlantis, under the sea”. Now the existence of Atlantis has never been proven. Or another way of looking at it is that this location is actually mythical. Thus this once again points to the idea of the singer’s journey perhaps being more symbolic than literal. Or looked at through a different lens, the notion isn’t so much that the addressee has moved away as it is that he or she is now conducting himself in such a manner where the singer is unaware of her whereabouts or doings.

Alan Walker says “Faded” can be interpreted however the listener wants

Conclusively, Mr. Walker has stated that the lyrical content of “Faded” is meant to be interpreted by the listeners themselves. That being said, there is definitely a storyline contained therein. And this story is one in which the singer is in search of something – whether it be a person, place or thing – or just trying to find her place in life in general.

  1. So faded is basically emotional based song and has a soulful music of Alan Walker. This song has more than 2 billion views on YouTube. So from this thing we can actually figure out the amount of popularity this song has.
  2. Here are the notes for my Alan Walker Faded Piano Tutorial. These notes should be played with the right hand. I have broken the song into parts to make it easier for you to learn it. Part 1: F♯ F♯ F♯ A♯ D♯ D♯ D♯ C♯ A♯ A♯ A♯ A♯ E♯ E♯ E♯ D♯ Part 2: F♯ F♯ D♯ F♯ D♯ F♯ G♯ A♯.

Facts about “Faded”

The vocalist on the song, who is known as Iselin is, like Alan Walker, is a Norwegian.

And the producersof this track, Jesper Borgen and Mood Melodies, also happen to be from Norway.

Moreover the firsttime this song was performed live was also in Norway, specifically at the XGames held in Oslo on 27 February 2016.

“Faded”has been highly-successfully both auditorily and visually. The music video, whichhad Tobias Häggbom and Rikkard as its directors, is one of the most-watched inthe world, having amassed over two and-a-half billion views on YouTube enteringinto the year 2020.

Meanwhile the songitself topped the music charts in an astounding 20 nations.

And outside of that it also charted in an additional 20 countries and in most instances breaking the top 10. For instance, “Faded” peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.

Moreover this trackhas been certified multi-Platinum in a whopping 13 countries, including goingover 10-times Platinum in Norway and Sweden.

“Faded” was writtenby Alan Walker along with Gunnar Greve Pettersen and the track’s producers.

This song is actually derived from an instrumental called “Fade” which Alan Walker originally dropped in 2014. And “Faded” itself was released on the 3rd of December 2015. It was the lead single from his maiden album, “Different World”.

At the time Alan Walker was an 18-year old student whose primary concern was his studies. And accordingly he considered the ridiculous international success of this song to be “unimaginable” and “unreal”.


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Song Released: 2015

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Spectre Lyrics

Hello Hello,
Sound of silence,
Echo in myself
Hello Hello,
Lost reliance,
A war that never ends
Is this the place that I call home,
To find what I've become
Walk along the path unknown,
We live, we love, we lie
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    Sep 13th, 2019 9:22pmreport

    I think spectre is a song about death. I know this is going to get bad ratings because death is a really dark topic, but I'm doing it anyway. The we live we love we lie is about the process of living. The we live is being born, the we love is getting in a relationship, and the we lie is death, as in lying in the grave. While in the lyrics is 'There's a ghost INSIDE me', after that it says: 'It all belongs to the other side', with the other side being death. This also explains the 'before i fade away'. The 'hello hello can you hear me?' is the narrator asking if they can be still be heard, and also indicates that the narrator just died. The 'deep in the dark, I don't need the light' could mean one of two things. The first is the fact that it is dark down in the grave, which it probably is. The second possibility is that the narrator is in hell, which is a very dark and evil place.


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    Jan 10th, 2019 1:01pmreport

    The deeper meaning of “The Spectre”: Alan Walker intended the song “the Spectre” the represent someone who fears the outcome of breakup. This is mainly represented by the lyrics of the song, using fear, “as I scream your name; before I fade away; deep in the dark... there's a ghost inside of me; nice to meet you voice inside my head.” But also using awe and love, “can you hear me; do you need me; we live ,we love, we lie;” the connotations represent resent, fear, love, and awe. Furthermore, the deeper meaning lies in the song title “The Spectre.” The word spectre, also known as specter, means ‘a ghost, something widely feared as a possible unpleasant or dangerous occurrence.’ however, not only is there the word ‘Spectre’ but is “the Spectre” joined by a determiner, creates the term, “the Spectre” to be an adjective to describe “Alan Walker” as frightful and fearful. Thus, in between the lines, Alan Walker intended, to resemble someone who fears the outcome of breakup.
    (this was literature analysis for ELA, enjoy!


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    Feb 27th, 2019 2:17amreport

    I think Alan Walker's song 'Spectre' is about feeling lost in life or even without oneself

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    Nov 17th, 11:09pmreport

    As previously confirmed, Alan Walker is a big DC fan and so the song takes inspiration from the superhero, The Spectre, god's divine spirit of vengence. The song seems to refer how the host is trapped within this spirit with the use of 'hello hello' but also how humans as a collective are not amazing people and how they 'live, love and lie'. The host is compelled to bring justice and so could be in conflict with themselves if they do not want to leave their earthly attatchments.

  5. anonymous
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    May 24th, 2020 5:26pmreport

    Its about one sided love. Here ghost is other person who lights inside even when not physically present. It belongs to otherside means other person.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 2020 1:27pmreport

    Get lost in your goal and forget about all this mess.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd, 2019 12:49pmreport

    Well.... maybe this is about missing someone who is lost forever. 'the ghost inside' might mean the ghost of their memories still linger in the singer's mind, although they can't see the lover. And the singer thinks the loss is her(ok, I'm a girl so I'll say her.)fault, by saying 'We live, we love, we lie.' therefore, we can infer the one is lost because of the girl's lies, that she bitterly regrets that.

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    Sep 25th, 2019 9:58pmreport

    We live we love we lie. To me it can mean ma y things the first is to die a loving life, a life of lies, and a fully filled life where we accomplished our dreams. I dont need a light probably means that its the persons place inside of them there mind is probably a dark place.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 2019 4:18pmreport

    We live ,we love,we lie..
    Having an affair to others..
    It is the ghost inside..
    Your in the dark but you don't need a light..your enjoying your love affairs..
    But 'lights' represent the truth..

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  12. anonymous
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    Dec 24th, 2018 12:27amreport

    I think it's about someone who is fighting with himself/herself inside his head, and is debating what he could have done differently- nice to meet you, voice inside my head, and also about someone who is suffering from a breakup- can you hear me as i scream your name. He might be describing his relationship- we live, we love, we lie, and how the relationship was impure, but he is suffering without it.

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 18th, 2018 12:21pmreport

    I think it's about a person who is forever alone

  14. anonymous
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    Aug 29th, 2018 8:29amreport

    Its to me about feeling alone lost in this world trying to find a home.we live we love wr lie. Its how existence started out so strong and now is full of lies. We live for love but all we do is lie. And its ok because in the end the only thing that matters is the ghost the being inside that will fade away. So ill be here now to live to love to lie if it brings hope and peace because i found home and its not here.

  15. anonymous
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    Jul 30th, 2018 7:15pmreport

    I think it’s kinda about human nature. Especially the “we live we love we lie” line. Sometimes, lies are part of life. For some reason it seems like humans are nothing but blips in time... that’s a bit dark but that’s what I think...

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 4th, 2018 7:58pmreport

    I think it’s about how two people want to see each other for the last time

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