Editor’s Note: It was certainly fun catching up with Zander based on his wonderful EP “Sunshine State Of Mind”. Zander has an uncanny ability to mix soul, funk, r&b, and a whole lot of reggae into his eclectic sound. Zander’s music is a call for peace throughout the world and I strongly believe that Zander utilizes his environmental activism in order to tell whoever is listening to start taking care of Earth. Fans can find Zander at the following locations:
Madness To Creation: Favorite place to perform in Miami.
Zander: Bougainvilleas in South Miami. It’s got a fun/house party vibe!
Madness To Creation: You have some dates coming up for Daytona Beach, what do fans expect from your show?
Zander: Yes, looking forward to them! They’ll be related to the Daytona Beach Week surf contest. Fans expect a high energy and spontaneous show. A little dance party!
Madness To Creation: So did Coldplay ever react to your cover that garnered a ton of hits?
Zander: They did not. That would have been great to get some feedback from them!
Madness To Creation: What would be one adventure of a lifetime you were to go on? Dream vacation.
Zander: I’ve seen some beautiful beaches. From the Caribbean, South America, Australia and Europe. I would love to see Hawaii and some of the other Pacific Islands in person. Maybe play a gig or two while out there!
Madness To Creation: Love the vibes in this album. time for questions relating to your song titles, are you ready?
Zander: Si, gracias!
Madness To Creation: What are some things that make you feel RIGHT HERE in the moment?
Zander: God’s creation. A beautiful sunrise on the beach always puts things in perspective.
Madness To Creation: Rock Steady was a badass villain in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, yet your song is so anthemic, take us into that song.
Zander: I like your comments. Fun! I wrote Rock Steady while on tour in South America. They love their ska music down there, as well as retro rock music. I wanted to capture that energy with this track!
Madness To Creation: Florida is known as the Sunshine State, favorite thing about Florida and tell us about your collab with Bernz!
Zander: The ocean all the way! I love the beaches. Diving. It’s a beautiful place. Bernz is in the talented hip hop group, ¡Mayday! He definitely added an edge to the song. Took it to another level!
Madness To Creation: Most embarrassing or dumbest thing that makes you yell “I’m Out”!
Zander: I really can’t say! I don’t get embarrassed too easily. If something doesn’t feel right or there is some negativity involved, “I’M OUT”!!!
Madness To Creation: OCEAN FLOOR has a lot of sea creatures, what can we do to protect our sea creatures?
Zander: Please don’t litter. It’s so simple to just throw your trash away. I’ve had many moments where I walk out on the beach and I see it trashed. Makes me want to cry. Not right!
Madness To Creation: Thanks for putting up with these questions, giving you the floor to talk about Zander or anything that we did not cover in regards to the album.
Zander: Please give me a follow on Instagram @zanderwaves. I love interacting with fans and learning from them. It’s a beautiful world!
And there you have it! Add “Sunshine State Of Mind” by Zander to your Spotify playlist!
On Thursday, August 23rd, Zander will be performing a gig at Park City Mountain in Park City, Utah. For tickets and further information, click here.