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  • Isabel Mays

Review: “Better Off (Alone, Pt. III)” - Alan Walker x Vikkstar x Dash Berlin

Sometimes, the world of EDM can be so unique, and it can bring together so many different people. It’s a style of music that even I’m still breaking into. And with “Better Off (Alone, Pt. III),” I think I’ve found my gateway to the genre. This song, a collaboration between artists Alan Walker, Vikkstar, and Dash Berlin, is a third-part of a song Walker released back in 2016 called “Alone.” “Alone (Pt. II),” featuring artist Ava Max, was released in 2019. And now we’re here, with part three, and our expectations have definitely been met. Not to mention, Walker took Vikkstar, a popular YouTuber and newly minted music producer, under his wing to help create his first song. That, I feel, is seriously cool, and that's why I’m really looking forward to breaking more into the EDM community.

EDM is a hit genre for events like raves and music festivals, and for good reason! It gets you up and dancing, there aren’t too many lyrics to remember, and it pumps you with adrenaline! If you listen to EDM in any way, you’ve likely had Alan Walker or Dash Berlin in your playlist at some point. Their sounds are so recognizable, yet everything they create sounds so incredibly fresh and unique. I think this song is also a good one to play on repeat. There are no harsh jump cuts as it rewinds to play again, so playing it on a loop honestly works really well. Personally, it’s my preferred way to listen to EDM.

Alan Walker, a music producer and DJ from Norway, has been producing music since 2015 with his hit debut single, “Faded.” The song, which averaged over 1.7 billion Spotify streams and 3.5 billion Youtube views, left him with a BRIT Awards nomination for Song of the Year. His career has only skyrocketed since then, and he has become a household name in the EDM world. Dash Berlin is an EDM group that has been involved in the industry for the last 10 years. Over the years, Dash Berlin has created chart-topping hits for major artists, including The Chainsmokers, Zedd, and even Alan Walker himself. Finally, we have Vikkstar, whom, up until first hearing this song, I had only recognized from YouTube. He is a part of the Sidemen, a British influencer comedy group on YouTube. “Better Off (Alone, Pt. III)” is only the start of Vikkstar’s professional career. I can’t wait to see how far he goes in the industry.

Written By Isabel Mays





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