Kilian Wes & Arno Carstens release alternative pop track “Fascinated”

After dedicating his time to producing and writing for other artists, touring, and pursuing acting, producer and songwriter Kilian Wes (real name Werner von Waltsleben) is once again stepping into the limelight with his new single, “Fascinated”.

A vibrant blend of futuristic alt-pop and ’80s dance influences, “Fascinated” also features renown singer-songwriter, Arno Carstens, marking a significant collaboration for both artists and a departure from their usual styles.

Kilian first crossed paths with the platinum-selling frontman while working as an intern at a studio, where he found himself recording drums for a few of Carstens’ tracks. Their professional relationship blossomed into a friendship, and it wasn’t long before Kilian mustered the courage to propose a collaboration. 

“I presented him with the idea in my studio, and in less than 20 minutes, the song took a completely different direction,” recalls Kilian. “He gave me room to ‘play’ and try new things that were just so outside my comfort zone. That feeling of this powerful and borderless creative expression stuck with me that day and it’s something I would always strive for to feel again on any project.” The track’s production reflects this exploration, incorporating unexpected sounds, textures, and genres, all woven together by Arno’s rich, nostalgic voice.