Today, two-time Grammy nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki and multi-platinum Norwegian DJ and Producer Alan Walker team up to drop re-envisioned track, “Are You Lonely” featuring ISÀK. The instrumental and lyrical melody are based on the original “Lonely” release that came out at the end of last year on Alan Walker’s album, now reimagined with new lyrics, arrangement and performance.
Aoki and Walker have collaborated previously, remixing each other’s tracks including Walker’s remix of “All Night” by Steve Aoki featuring Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony, Steve’s remix of Alan Walker’s “All Falls Down,” and “Lonely/Are You Lonely.”
The track features Aoki and Walker’s signature sounds. Aoki’s skillful production and use of electronic sound compliment Walker’s profound and emotional musicality, featuring a deep bass & drum line punching beneath ISÀK’s distorted vocals that are begging to know “Are you lonely?” Speaking to Aoki and Walker’s use of non-earthly aesthetic, the song gives off a robotic deep house sound with the use of dark ambient keys and melodic builds.
The hook cries out “are you lonely?// I’ll stand by you,” dressed with suspenseful diminished chords below, and empty musical space that highlights the idea of loneliness and isolation. The track finishes out with Aoki’s classic melodic beats, full of heavy bass, deep drops, and pingy electronic sounds.
“Alan and I are kindred spirits and working with him on this track was so natural,” said Aoki. “ISÀK’s vocals make this piece really come alive, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear this track!”
“I’m super excited to get this one out there with my good friend Steve,” said Walker. “We already released a version called “Lonely” on my album, and it’s been a fan favourite during my shows. So it’s cool to get this new version out there as well!”