Alan Walker taps Sophia Somajo for ‘Diamond Heart’

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Alan Walker is back with another hit record for his fans. This time, the British-bred, Norwegian producer recruits Sophia Somajo to assist on his latest single titled “Diamond Heart” — with a cinematic visual to match.The record comes laced with Walker’s signature bounce, encompassed by Somajo’s smooth and sultry standout vocals.

Exploding on the EDM scene with his 2015 hit single, “Faded,” Walker is here to consistently provide strength, resilience, and hope through his art. “Diamond Heart” comes as the closing chapter to the talent’s recent endeavor, World Of Walker, which is meant to be an aural demonstration of where he’s at musically. He stated upon its release, “Walkers! I really can´t believe this is happening. It’s finally time for me to share the third and final chapter of the World Of Walker trilogy with you all. «Diamond Heart» features the very talented Sophia Somajo.”

 

New Music Friday: Alan Walker & Sophia Somajo! Robyn!! Lady Gaga twice!!! Etc!!!!

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Notes on this week’s new releases:

  • The shoddily Photoshopped image at the top of this page exists to commemorate the release of Alan Walker and Sophia Somajo‘s Diamond Heart. This is the big song she was talking about in our interview last week and it is, indeed, quite big. Alan Walker still sounds like an estate agent but this song is a belter.
  • Honey by Robyn is pretty good.
  • It’s quite funny listening through New Zealand band Openside‘s releases on Spotify — they started off in 2015 as a sort of Paramoreish rock band now three years later Character Flaws is a balls-out electropop beast. This definitely feels like they’re doing things the right way round — certainly a lot better than starting off doing electronic pop and ending up bogged down in outdated notions of authenticity.
  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s Shallow is out now!!
  • Jaguar Dreams bill themselves as “a New York indie-rock band that you can dance to” but wait, come back — Behind Those Clothes is actually worth several listens.
  • One By One is Rationale’s best song yet. Well done Rationale!
  • St Vincent‘s Slow Disco got a Fast Slow Disco rework a few months ago; today we have Slow Slow Disco. Ordinarily there’s no space for Acoustic Versions on the Popjustice New Music Friday playlist but this sneaks in for reasons relating to the glory of the high concept single release. Perhaps this is what the ‘tringle’, a format attempted by JoJo a couple of years back, should have been?
  • The Nile Rodgers/Chic album could have been lots of things. Sadly it’s the thing that’s been released today, a messily A&Rd album that struggles to ten tracks, two of which are the same song. The whole project should probably have been shelved the moment LunchMoney Lewis delivered Do You Wanna Party, a song to which the only is response is, sadly, “not like this”.

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Alan Walker Releases ‘Diamond Heart’ And It’s Easily His Best Work Since ‘Faded’

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Alan Walker went from regular old streamer and score producer to worldwide phenomenon in the blink of an eye. While most fans are most familiar with his legendary, 1 billion + viewed single ‘Faded’, Alan has been working relentlessly in 2018 to expand his library past just his signature anthemic track. While I would say

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Alan Walker Drops The Vocally Charged New Single – ‘Darkside’

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Alan Walker has had a relatively sparse 2018 in terms of releases. That being said when the masked producer has released a new record, it has made an impact. His inclusion on the highly renowned soundtrack to The Greatest Showman helped him chart as well as introduce a new population to electronic music. His single

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Alan Walker Releases Preview Clip Of Powerful New Single Out This Friday

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Alan Walker achieved one of the most impressive landmarks in all of music – crossing the one billion view mark on YouTube. Since the release of his iconic single ‘Faded’ Walker has been tirelessly touring and producing new hits. The clip which Alan teased today sounds like it could be his next industry-changing track. ‘Darkside’

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This Guy Recreated Alan Walker’s Smash Hit ‘Faded’ With Only Yawns

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You are getting sleepy, very, very sleepy. You are getting Faded, very, very Faded. At this point, we are all familiar with Alan Walker’s smash hit ‘Faded’. It was actually the first electronic music song to cross the 1 billion view threshold on YouTube. An accomplishment that has only been replicated a few times since

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Alan Walker & K-391 release a refreshed version of ‘Ignite,’ with Julie Bergan and SEUNGRI

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It didn’t take long for a young songsmith Alan Walker to make his way into the mainstream. With a wildly popular “Faded,” and later on “Sing Me To Sleep” and other infectious singles that are palatable to ears outside the EDM world, the 20-year-old Norwegian is now one of the most well-known new talents to date.

Walker has expressed his fandom over fellow young talent and compatriot, K-391; as a result, a refreshed collaboration between the two, alongside vocalists Julie Bergen and SEUNGRI, has come to fruition.

The resulting number, a vocal rendition of their 2017 number “Ignite,” is quite an explosive, and heartwarming concoction. It’s downtempo, yet hearty, with a full injection of pitched-up, memorable synth progressions and passionate verses by Bergen. Walker and K-391 add a slight twist toward the end in the form of a soothing breakdown, which preps the listener nicely for a powerful ending.

 

Stream all the best sets from day 1 of EDC Las Vegas 2018

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With the first day of EDC Las Vegas in the rearview, Dancing Astronaut looks forward to its other two days of music from some of the most forward-thinking acts in the industry. Luckily, for those that couldn’t catch the vibes under the electric sky, EDC Las Vegas will be live streaming the entire weekend. This year, Insomniac’s launched its brand-new Insomniac Channel with a partnership with Live X Live.

Though before we move on, it’s only right to review the best of the best from 2018’s first day. Thanks to Mixcloud user “Buzz Lightyear,” listeners can hear sets from Diplo, Kaskade, Slushii, Mija, and more.

Alan Walker Releases Gorgeous Vocal Version of ‘Ignite’

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Alan Walker has been on a roll so far in 2018. After a bit of a tumultuous ending to 2017 in which the producer was hit with ghost production accusations, it seems that Alan has doubled down on his production schedule. After a series of high profile features, such as the inclusion of his relift

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Kygo and Alan Walker Collaboration Is ‘Definitely Going To Happen’

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In the midst of Kygo’s Kids In Love Tour that’s taking place in North America currently, the Kygo and Alan Walker sat down with PAPER for a recent interview. During the interview Kygo and Alan Walker shared their thoughts on the current state of dance music, the future of streaming, and most importantly, their dream

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