We have the pleasure to hop into the conversation with Sander van der Waal on his new First State album ‘Full Circle’. Special thanks for this opportunity to Stark Profiles.
To get as much of an inside track as possible on First State’s third artist album, we caught up with the man behind it, Sander van der Waal for a down-low pow-wow!
Welcome, Sander! Where in the world are you today and what have you been up to?
Thanks a lot, I’m in Holland right now. I just came back from a tour through India and today I’m working on some new music for this upcoming summer!
‘Full Circle’, your third artist album, is on full release. What have the first round of reactions been like from your fans?
I’ve had amazing reactions so far and pretty much got everything I’ve hoped for. It’s always scary to release an album with new music, because you can never tell if people are going like it. But so far so good!
Have you picked up on any distinct early favourites in the track listing?
Oh yes absolutely. Personally my favorites are ‘Where You Are’ with Quilla, ‘Glow’ with Eric Lumiere, ‘Seeing Stars’ with Sarah Howells and ‘I Need Your Love’, but as my mood changes from day to day – it could be a completely different list tomorrow.
Your album titles, the last two in particular, have a degree of the cryptic, or ‘hidden message’ about them. With ‘Changing Lanes’, what was the meaning of its title?