The band states, «We are Meadows! A band formed by Daniël Van Der Weijde, together with a few talented friends for life who also love beer, whisky, and Haken». Their last album is Modern Emotions and that album is released only on vinyl. The title track Modern Emotions,
Meadows is a band formed by Silhouette guitarist Daniël Van Der Weijde a.k.a. Daniël Meadows, together with band members from Silhouette, Incidense and ex-Coppersky; Jurjen Bergsma, Peter Meijer, Rob Van Nieuwenhuijzen & Jeffrey van Driest. Daniël has previously released two albums and a live DVD with Silhouette (Beyond The Seventh Wave, The World Is Flat and Staging The Seventh Wave) and has shared the stage with Marillion and 30 Seconds To Mars. After three years of writing, his debut LP Modern Emotions has been released, with influences of Dream Theater, Haken, Muse and Porcupine Tree.
The album is about daring to dream and fantasize, nostalgia, accepting each other, but also about the growing pressure to perform in our modern society and the mental consequences on ourselves. To get this musical journey to an even higher standard, Daniël Van Der Weijde invited Ruud Jolie from the Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation, and Richard Henshall from the UK based progressive metal master Haken, for two guest performances on the album.