As the summer truly hits the Northern Hemisphere, summer anthems are being dropped left, right, and centre, but Alan Walker and Zak Abel have truly gone all out for their incredible new single “Endless Summer”. With Alan Walker’s impressive production capabilities paired with Zak Abel’s flawless vocals, this track is set to become a permanent addition to our party playlists all year through, every single year. This acts as the follow-up to Alan Walker’s collaboration with Sophie Stray on the single “Land of the Heroes”; and Zak Abel’s solo single titled “Woman”.
Alan Walker has been one of the top DJs and producers in the world for a number of years, going global when he launched onto the scene with his absolute smash of a single, in late 2015, “Faded”. The song achieved worldwide success, hitting number one in over 15 countries, and managing to get into the top 20 charts in over 30 countries. The track has gone on to achieve 1.7 billion Spotify streams, with 3.4 billion YouTube streams from its music video as well as gaining a Brit Award nomination and a Norwegian Grammy. He went on to release hit after hit after hit, dominating a variety of countries in the mid-late ’10s, and going on to collaborate with big and rising artists including Ava Max, Noah Cyrus, Sia, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, and Sofia Carson. In 2018, he dropped his debut album “Different World”, following that up in 2021 with his sophomore album “World of Walker”, dropped his third studio album “Walkerverse Pt. I & II” in 2022, and he is now approaching a total of 5 billion streams on Spotify, alone. He has performed all over the world, gracing festivals such as Tomorrowland and Coachella, and headlined over 700 shows. He’s continued to collaborate with a variety of singer-songwriters all over the world, we expect he’ll have another worldwide hit on his hands very soon.
Zak Abel, real name Zak David Zilesnick, is a talented British singer-songwriter, musician, and former table tennis champion. Rising to prominence with his feature on Gorgon City’s hit single “Unmissable”, Zak Abel’s musical journey began at a young age, penning his own songs and sharing them on YouTube. This led to a record deal in 2014 and collaborations with influential producer Joker. Together, they released a four-track EP, followed by Zak Abel’s solo project “One Hand On The Future”, which showcased collaborations with artists like Tom Misch and Kaytranada. His 2017 debut album, “Only When We’re Naked”, further established his prowess as a songwriter and earned him recognition, leading to opportunities to write for acclaimed artists such as Kygo, Avicii, and ZAYN. Now signed to BMG, Zak Abel’s music blends soulful vocals with R&B and pop, exemplified by his 2021 hit “Be Kind”. Beyond his musical pursuits, Zak Abel is an advocate for mental health, serving as an ambassador for CALM and incorporating themes of identity and mental struggle into his lyrics. With his captivating voice and innate ability to craft infectious choruses, Zak Abel continues to make waves in the music industry, with a remarkable 2023 including a memorable performance at the King’s Coronation and the release of a series of stellar singles that all leads up to his forthcoming sophomore album, titled “Love Over Fear”, which will be dropped on August 25, 2023.
Talking about this track, Alan Walker said: “Like most people, I’m always looking forward to summertime. It’s the most exciting and blissful season, and it’s the best launchpad for joyful moments with family and friends while I’m on the road. It was these bright moments that inspired me to create a song that captured the buzzing mood into an everlasting summer soundtrack, and Zak Abel’s talent brought it to life in a way only he could do.”
Adding to that, Zak Abel said: “This might be the most euphoric song I’ve ever been a part of. Working with Alan on ‘Endless Summer’ was a great experience too, so It just makes me wanna jump around and smile, and I’m sure people will react just as me when listening to our track.”
Watch the official lyric video for “Endless Summer” by Alan Walker & Zak Abel here:
Written by Alan Walker, Fredrik Borch Olsen, Gunnar Greve, Marcus Arnbekk, Mats Lie Skåre, Ollie Green, Ruthanne Cunningham, Zak Abel, and ØJM, whilst it was produced by Alan Walker and Kasper, “Endless Summer” is an exciting chant-worthy dance track that will certainly be lighting up our summer of 2023. Full of heart and love, Zak Abel sings about how he has that love feeling all over again and it feels like it’s going to last forever – like he’s found the one and the buzzing love energy will never go away, just like we always hope that the summer will never end. Always masterful with his production, Alan Walker layers organic melodies over a groovy bassline and unstoppable beats to create an addictive flame number set to be the soundtrack of these hot months. Ibiza-ready and as beach festival season truly kicks in, “Endless Summer” is the must-hear track as the sun rays hit our skin and create that loved-up buzzing energy of which the lyrics speak about.
As for the lyric video, we get to see quite the treat. A Kreatell Production, we watch as the camera zooms into a book that is on the side of a desk, with the title of the song, a beautiful setting sun cover, the artists’ names at the top, and small written white writing saying, “Summer memories”. The book soon opens to reveal photographs of Alan Walker and Zak Abel, as neon lettering appears. We’re treated to some incredible photos of the artists together and separate, showcasing their love for what they do and for their lives, this really is a memory book of their summer memories. The festival shots are just brilliant to see, it’s clear that they are great friends and there’s pure magic when they’re on stage together at a festival. Super brilliant lyric video that is easily rewatchable as viewers see something new upon each watch.
Stream the newly-released summer single on Spotify here:
“Endless Summer”, by Alan Walker & Zak Abel, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms, via MER Recordings. Look out for Zak Abel’s forthcoming album, titled “Love Over Fear”, which is set to be released August 25, 2023.