Hot on heels with his track ‘Space Track‘, Alan Walker links up with Salem Ilese on new single ‘Fake A Smile‘
The new single ‘Fake A Smile‘ develops Alan Walker’s unique production style, which, in combination with Ilese’s honest and vulnerable vocals, showcases why they are two of the most sought-after musical acts in the game.
Walker recently announced his global partnership with gaming-industry giant ASUS, proudly presenting as the ambassador for their “Republic of Gamers”-line. In celebration of the release of his new single today, Walker also dropped his new “Fake A Smile”
Alan Walker shares about the new single, ”’Fake A Smile’ is a song that I’ve been working on for a while. I really like the meaning behind it, and Salem Ilese did an amazing job of performing the vocals. She’s an exciting artist that I think people should definitely pay attention to in the time to come. Alongside the single, I’m also releasing my new music video which we shot more than 6 months ago. The video further tells the story of the Walkers and the challenges they had to face, and I hope people like this new chapter in the story. I’m really happy with the result and proud of the work done by the entire video team and Kristian Berg, the director who I’ve worked closely with for a majority of my past videos.”
In 2019 he released a string of successful singles like “On My Way” with Sabrina Carpenter and Farruko, and “Live Fast” with A$AP Rocky, in collaboration with the massive multiplayer online game PUBG, all while touring the world with his sold out arena show “The Aviation Tour.” He also released the track “Ghost” with Au/Ra featured on the “Death Stranding: Timefall” soundtrack.
Salem Ilese shares about the collaboration, “Fake a Smile” to me is a song about the people in your life that have the power to pull you out of your darkest moments. Those are the people I keep closest to my heart and whom I wanted to acknowledge in this song. I’m honored to be a part of this song with Alan Walker! We were able to put something so special together from a distance, I hope everyone enjoys it!“
While producing remixes for internationally renowned artists as Sia, Coldplay, Kygo, Bruno Mars, and Julia Michaels. 21-year-old pop singer and songwriter Salem Ilese saw enormous commercial success in 2020 with her viral and cultural hit “Mad At Disney.” The single gained viral momentum on TikTok, sparking the creation of over 3.2M videos, and subsequently held placement on Spotify’s coveted Today’s Top Hits playlist for over 15 weeks.