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Alan Walker: Unmasked (Episode 2)

November 21, 2019

Being a live performer
is a completely different craft from sitting in a room or a studio,
writing and producing music. I never really had the intention
of ending up performing or starting with DJing or anything. The music industry was so far away
that it was very much a dream, not something he was actually pursuing. When I met him, he was basically a kid,
mostly sitting in his room gaming, hanging with his friends,
and going to school, just you know, like a regular kid. I wasn’t that kind of a person
who would go in front of the class and have a performance or presentation
or anything. I really, really hated
to do that kinda stuff. The explosive success of Faded was
quickly followed by the expectations to what Alan could and should be
as a live artist. And at that point,
he had never set his feet on a stage. In the early days of 2016,
just a month after we releasedFaded, we realized that the demand for Alan
to make his live debut was eminent. Within the matter of weeks
we booked his live debut, which was an online stream TV performance
at the X Games in Oslo, Norway. You need to understand at this point
there was actually nothing in place in terms of the live operations. So everything had
to be done more or less from scratch. There were so many hours
that went into preparations. I’m practicing on DJing. So there was a lot of work to be done
in a very short period of time. You know, if people really understood
what kind of work, and how much effort, energy, and resources that are put
into visuals, lighting, how to put together and structure the set,
potential guest vocalists, guest musicians, strings, which we had–
you know, it’s a pretty complex and pretty big operation together, and especially when you do it
for the first time. Making it through that first performance,
I guess was in many ways a relief. But we also quickly realized there was
a lot of work to be done and a lot of improvements
that had to be made. With a full-scale festival tour
throughout Europe just eight weeks away, well we really had to get our grind on. I was so super nervous. Yeah, I was like, “Oh my God! I can’t believe I’m doing this.” Then came the phone call. Hi, guys. We got a call from the US. Does Alan wanna do
support on a Rihanna tour? I was like, “Okay, can’t say ‘no’ to this. Do I really dare to say ‘yes’?” I think every rookie makes mistakes
and certainly so did Alan as well. The big difference though is
that most people are fortunate enough to do that within, you know, their
pre-production rehearsals or whatever. Alan did it on his first show
on the first leg of the Rihanna tour in front of 70,000 people. I was unlucky and actually hit
the cue button on more of the songs and then I messed up. ♪ I can’t calm down ♪ ♪ Searching for so– ♪ Okay, that wasn’t supposed to happen,
but… Alan in that part of his career
that he was, should be doing mistakes. I hate myself for every mistake
that I make, but I also know that making mistakes
and learning from them is an important part of the process. If I didn’t make any mistakes, then I probably wouldn’t
have been where I am today. ♪ Where are you now ♪ Once he got warm,
he really picked up the pace. He was basically a frontrunner
in a rat race of more or less 30 festivals
in nine weeks. It feels like that summer
pretty much flew by in 15 seconds. ♪ Were you only imaginary ♪ ♪ Where are you now ♪ ♪ Where are you now ♪ ♪ Another dream ♪ ♪ Another dream ♪ ♪ Where are you now ♪ ♪ Another dream ♪ ♪ The monster’s running wild inside
of me ♪ ♪ I’m faded ♪ ♪ I’m faded ♪ ♪ So lost, I’m faded ♪ ♪ I’m faded ♪ ♪ So lost, I’m faded ♪ Facing the crowd used to be
one of my biggest fears in life. So to overcome that fear was
indeed a magical feeling. I never really thought that I would learn
and grow this much in such a short period of time. In early 2017, I flew with him to Miami
to catch his show at Ultra, more or less exactly one year
after Alan made his live debut. And to stand there and watch
that 19-year-old engaging, exciting, and conquering a crowd of 15,000 people, well to me that was a true testament
in many ways to the growth
and the evolution that he’d been through, not only as a performer but as a person. And anyone who’s been on the road can
tell you that life on tour is exhausting. It’s challenging, it’s tiring,
and it’s not nearly as glamorous as it’s set out to be. In many ways life on the road is
like a loop. You need a lot of rest and you don’t get a lot of rest
when you’re traveling. That is quite a challenge. What you do all day is basically consisting
of a never-ending repetitive loop of A) you start out jumping on a plane,
fly to a new country and a new city, get to the hotel, check in,
get out of the hotel to the backstage, do some promo, on to the stage,
do your show. And it’s all over again. There’s really no place like home. So it always feels good to come back home
to Bergen, back to my family and friends. But to be honest,
after a couple of days at home, I really just want
to get back on the road.

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    Alan quite a while ago, I didn’t even know who u was. About a week later my friend told me about u and I thought ok this guy might be good. When I got home that day I listened to some of your songs and watched a couple of your vlogs and stuff. Now I am such a big fan. I really wish I could meet u. U are a legend. U are my hero. I love u. U have inspired and now I am thinking about making songs. U are one of a kind. Good luck with anything in future. ????????

  • Reply Karmelia Elisabeth April 18, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Well, we live the same life routines before u become the Great DJ ?
    My daily activities is go to university, studys, make the homeworks, playing games, read novels or comics, singing or dancing in the class, eat everytime I could, and the mostly part I do is sleep ?, in the bus, class, canteen, or library
    I don't have many friends to talk or play together, Introvert, love to lock myself in my cave aka my room

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    We all learn making mistakes

  • Reply Farhan Mohammed April 27, 2019 at 1:10 pm

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    Sabe el idioma español ?

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  • Reply Viseth Pich April 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Love you Alan. You inspired us. No all of us to never give up.

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    I like you Alan Walker ???

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    Who is real artist who is never change Alan walker like this

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    I love you alan walker

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    Love you alan walker

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    I love you Alan ?

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  • Reply Eman Ciamis May 10, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Aku suka kamu

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  • Reply Su Gaming May 11, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    SO COOL! My family come from Norway too :3
    And my dream is sing a song with one of your music :3

  • Reply Willian Kalinski Carvalho May 13, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Lindoo é a minha?

  • Reply Nenk oyenk May 15, 2019 at 2:46 am

    I want to hug Alan ???

  • Reply Ashley ;3 May 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    You are a beutiful sing<3

  • Reply Rahul Sharma May 18, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Alan Walker looks like A B Develliers

  • Reply Angora May 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm


  • Reply Arie Islamianto May 23, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Thank you for put Indonesians subs on this. It really helps your fans here. ?

  • Reply Putrizuka Sensei May 24, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Love you Alann!!! Your words motivate me alot!!

  • Reply Robeel Khokhar May 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Alan is just my life and Walker is my love

  • Reply Hussain Amir May 28, 2019 at 9:42 am


  • Reply Rhizka Aulia May 31, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Alan Walker really good ???

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  • Reply Soham Karhale June 4, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Allan walker.
    I am an Indian . I see you're all videos..I want to say that really in India their are many Fan's of your more than 10 cross 70/100
    PUBG players of Indian love you like me .
    I request you to come one time in India and do one contest in India . And I request you from my friend's, family,my city members,and my stat Maharashtra.
    Please come one time in India

  • Reply Lily June 5, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Sees how long video is
    Oh for goodness sake I’ll just search him up on safari!!!

  • Reply Juan G June 13, 2019 at 6:45 am

    2:01 different world (the single) was predicted

  • Reply Bonus Suwanno June 16, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Alan u go to Thai

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    Did u see marshmello????

  • Reply Armaan Chaudhary June 27, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Love you sir walker I am from India I visited London 29 times
    The one who want to go to London- like

  • Reply [Swipe] Xynox June 27, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    i want to be dj

  • Reply Navaneet Krishnan June 28, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Can i get a ❤️ from Alan ? ??????

  • Reply Stephen Gately Stephanie Smile July 3, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for this moment with you in your life in Vlog I love it it's good in your life me too I'm good now make me feel better always will be always in my heart don't forget you never ❤??

  • Reply Le Lan Huong July 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Who is a big fan of alan walker

  • Reply Sadman Rakim July 4, 2019 at 11:01 am

    is anyone there in july 2019 like me….-_- ; )

  • Reply Wulan Novia July 7, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Alan ?

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  • Reply Sayleth Gonzales July 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Alan walker ???????eres el mejor!!

  • Reply Sarah Letendre July 10, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Alan is really special

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    OMG ALAN WALKER IF I EVER SEE U I WILL CRY AND will HUG U CAUSE IM UR biggest fan l love u???????

  • Reply Critiana ariana July 13, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    And my favorite song of u is on my way and sing me to sleep and faded

  • Reply Critiana ariana July 13, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    And alone

  • Reply ETOX July 14, 2019 at 10:16 am

    it was a passion for a job

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    Mir sagen immer ale das allen Walker und marschmelo um den SIG kämpfen aber ich weiß den. Gewinner -und es ist allen Walker ??

  • Reply ليلا سان July 23, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Wow God

  • Reply Abhishek kumar July 25, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I am Indian but all indian love Alan Walker's songs

  • Reply sfa walker July 25, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Dj ness helped you
    I need u to help me pls alan

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  • Reply ALT RIX July 28, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Bro Alan Olav walker thanks for inspiring me I am not an bigineer too but day I will play a concert with u I hope u accept it love u lots bro??????????????????????

  • Reply Dream_life July 31, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Your the bets Alan!

  • Reply Sofi Sikander July 31, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    I love you Walker

  • Reply RAJA ARENZA RAMADHAN PUTRA SUHARTIO August 3, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Terus berkarya

  • Reply Yaseen Gui August 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    When is alan is coming in Dubai

  • Reply Baby Angel August 8, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I love you so much !

  • Reply sandy fay August 9, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Alguien en español :0
    Denle lake si no soy la unica :v

  • Reply Bima Susanto August 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    First time I Saw face of Alan Walker

  • Reply Emily Turk August 13, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Literally looks like a trailor for a movie

  • Reply pryme studio August 21, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Faded at 4:16 got the whole office asking me who is that awesome dj?

  • Reply HINDUSTAN GAMER August 24, 2019 at 2:25 am

    happy birthday alan walker my heroes.

  • Reply Daniel Wang August 29, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Dear Alan,
    I would just like to say that first of all, you don’t know how many fans and supporters you have. I am one of your most recent fans and I would love to get to know you a little better. I am sure you have met my teacher’s brother, Max, in a bar in Shanghai somewhere. He said that you and himself were the only white people in the bar. He also mentioned what a nice guy you are you are definitely someone to look up to. I am sure that the journey from the beginning hasn’t been easy and you have put a lot of effort into your music production. I hope one day to follow in your footsteps and become an awesome artist like what you are now.

  • Reply Fozle Rabbi September 4, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Alan walker sing , love you

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  • Reply Rizky Abdullah September 6, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Love alan walker 7

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    4:51 none talking about Alan walker with marshmellow scene two legends together

  • Reply matheus dark 1223 September 16, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    CD OS BR

  • Reply Kartik Rana September 17, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Hye Alan please make a Arabic music please

  • Reply frida wati September 19, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Kapan sih bisa ketemu kamu???

  • Reply Saga Storsveen Söderberg September 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

    You are so Good!!!!

  • Reply Sri Wahyuningsih25 September 26, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I love you alan walker

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    No se ingles???

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  • Reply Slade Gaming9000 October 13, 2019 at 11:08 am

    4:51 Alan Walker and Marsmello!!!!

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  • Reply Farhana Afroz October 29, 2019 at 10:48 am

    I love Alan Walker's songs and he is actually like an inspiring big brother to me ? Rise up more brother. One day u will be on the 1st on the list of Worlds Most Popular Djs

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  • Reply Ziga Sovinc November 10, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Who wants Alan Walker to beat marshmellow? I am!

  • Reply Ziga Sovinc November 10, 2019 at 9:13 am

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  • Reply Latika Kininge November 10, 2019 at 9:18 am

    You are great

  • Reply Dwol November 11, 2019 at 1:16 am

    A N A L W A N K E R

  • Reply Lori Washburn November 11, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    hi im 9 years old and my name is carter my channel will sooooooon come out and the name of it is Death Strider

  • Reply Nadera Sultana November 16, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Alan I am your new fan. But, after some day s I became your biggest fan. I love you ????????

  • Reply Tasnim Hossain November 20, 2019 at 6:29 am

    All songs are fantastic ??????????

  • Reply Suzana Suhaimi November 20, 2019 at 8:23 am

    l have the jacket

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  • Reply Montse Ipiña November 21, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Alan is showing us that the dreams if they come true if you strive and have the courage to pursue them and never lose faith or hope?

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