Aran Wehby

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Aran Wehby

Where in the world are you located?


In Sweden. Gothenburg to be exact!



What was your favorite past time when you were young?


When I visited my native country of Kurdistan. Also I loved whenever I would get the chance to meet up my family.




What was the very first CD you remember acquiring as a kid?


Hot Shot, by Shaggy, my favorite song was Shaggy "It WASNT ME"

My mom introduced me to him.

I got the record and dad played the song every time we went in car.


What was the first concert or performance you ever attended?


When I was 17, I performed in front of of the entire high school. The stage was on the roof.

It was inside the youth center and it was them that arranged the gig!


At what age did you begin to take music seriously?


When I was 20. I had my first paid show.

Since that day I've taken it seriously.


If you had the chance to play one of your pieces to the ENTIRE world, what song would you choose?


I would chosse the song Pirater.

The song got recently a breakthrough in Sweden.

It was placed as number 18 in viral top 50 in Sweden.

All the song earns goes to the children's cancer fund.



Where did you find the inspiration for this particular track and what is the meaning behind the song?


Wahlberg is a great artist I was allowed to work with.
I was touched by his trip when he was fighting for cancer for 14 years.
Now he has overcome his cancer. He had lung cancer.
I showed him my music and he quickly became interested in working with me.
I have long wanted to break the ice with Mick Cornelusion and I asked if he also wanted to participate in the song. Before this song we were actually rivals. When I found out that he wanted to take it seriously, he got the opportunity. After that, there was a strong friendship between us that continues to grow.
He invited me home and treated me with a lot of respect. He mixed and paid for mastering. I recorded my verse in his studio. My friend Artan Kaleshi made the melody and beat.

Afterwards, I contacted the Childhood Cancer Fund and asked if they would like to sponsor us if I donate all the money to them. They posted a big post on Wahlberg's trip and wrote about me and Mick.

Then Facebook posted and the picture got incredibly much spread and over 1000 likes.  While all our fans and friends shared the song. The song got so many divisions that it ended up in the top 50 list in Sweden at a 28th place. After a day, it ended up as the 19th most shared song in SWEDEN!! And then number 18 and then unfortunately moved to number 38.
The songs have also been played on the RIX FM radio station and will be played via MASH UP RADIO. It has also toppled several great Spotify lists and several YouTubers want to make a reaction video to the song.
We are considering making a music video where we dress up to pirates. A clothing company called sneakers corners wants to sponsor us. A guy named Patrik Alexander Lind that is a fan wants to do a music video for free and a boat company in Gothenburg want to sponsor us with an old ship.
My friends who are admins for Facebook page LiveLife shared the song. Thank you Emelie Lindberg, Maria Lindberg, Cissi Heineman, Sofia Soffan Kalikatzaros, Mario Oskar Santanas, Sandra Sandberg and Patrik 'Poppe' Grund.


What do you think about the state of the music industry today and how would you like to see it change?


I personally think that it is starting to get better.
Nowadays, it is easier. If you build a stable fan base you can reach any goals you want.


What is one issue in the world that you would like to see change in your lifetime?


That people stop caring for people's opinions and instead start investing in their dreams.


What current projects are buzzing and what future projects do we have to look forward to from you?

Right now, I plan collaboration with the rap group Aldo / Jacke.
But also with the group rappapoteket. Then I would release single with Nadja Häikiö Itäsaari our producer Amandus Björnarås has produced a monster beat for the song.
But I'm looking forward to working with Wahlberg and Mick again. I'm sure we'll make a monster hit that will hit even bigger than Pirates.
I also want to work with the the group COZY Panic as well.

Where can we find you on social media?



Is there anything else you would like the world to know about you?


To you who follow the same dream as me.
You can also succeed. As long as you believe in yourself.


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