Luck, opportunity, or talent ? how did Stan Walker make it to where he is today, standing on the brink of international success? "I don't believe in luck," he laughs, with a huge grin. "Everything happens for a reason, and has its purpose ? I thank God for giving me this opportunity to be here. Now it's my time to take the stage and inspire others to make the most of their lives? and if they laugh, or sing-along to my songs on the way, well, that's even better, eh?!"
In just under nine months Stan Walker has achieved the near impossible; the nineteen year-old singer has evolved from a mere contender, into one of the most refreshing and shining examples of talent the Australian music industry has to offer. Stan's undeniable vocal-gift and engaging boy-next-door charm have already resulted in him successfully releasing a couple of top selling singles (the double Platinum "Black Box" and Gold "Unbroken") and a platinum-selling album ("Introducing Stan Walker"). Along the way his confidence has blossomed, he's found his way to navigate through the industry with his expanding experience and his quest to speak the truth via his music. His new album "From The Inside Out" puts the past behind him, and reveals the true artistry of Stan Walker, away from the quick-turnaround recordings and the media fanfare. Taking his time to create a collection of personal, honest, and soulful songs, this new album showcases Stan's ability to party and have fun, whilst the same time also allowing him to flip the script, and strip his soul bare to reveal himself from the inside out.
The thirteen songs featured on "From The Inside Out" are a spirited and uplifting collection of songs that Stan feels profoundly attached to. "These songs are mine ? they speak my truth," he says proudly. "These days there are a lot of manufactured songs with nasty lyrics, but I wanted to make an album of real songs, with real lyrics, about how we all feel sometimes. I wanted to talk about real love, real situations, and songs that people could really connect to and feel like they're not alone. "I hate the fantasy of celebrities that some people aspire to become ? it's all fake. I wanna represent people's inner thoughts, experiences and emotions. I want to connect with people on a deeper level, and leave all that bling-celebrity pimpin' for other artists to deal with."
When asked what the best-case scenario for "From The Inside Out" is for him, Stan's response is a revealing reminder as to the profound nature of this young man. "The best-case scenario would be that it would change somebody's life.". Whereas another artist might have said ? quite fairly - that they wanted a #1 record, Stan's instant response is a striking representation of the man behind the music. "#1's come and go, but when you change somebody's life, that doesn't happen all the time. I want people to really take in the songs on this album, and not just hear beats and sounds. I want people to listen to the lyrics and feel the songs with their hearts, and think about them with their minds."