Fresh off his album release concert at The Carleton earlier this month, singer-songwriter Cameron Nickerson chats with Halifax Presents about his new album, Submission.
This interview has been edited.
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Cameron Nickerson, and I am a singer-songwriter from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
How do you describe Submission?
My new album, Submission, is an album of songs from the past that still stand the test of time today of trials and tribulations. Songs about longing for the road and the wilderness and being free from our modern society.
Why did you choose Submission as the album title?
Submission landed as the title because, in the end, that’s what the whole album, and any other album I’ve released in the past, feels like. I sometimes struggle with self-promotion and the whole “trying to get folks to like you and your music” part of being a performing artist; I find it hard enough to like myself and my music half the time.
What was the inspiration for the album? Is there a theme?
The more I listen to the album I start to hear more of a theme. At the time of creating the album and choosing songs, I wasn’t thinking of any theme, just trying to pick the best songs. But I can hear more and more of the theme of my life while writing these songs in the past. I think the album’s theme will be interpreted differently by each listener.
What is your favourite song to perform off the album, and why?
What’s next for Cameron Nickerson?
Next for Cameron is to keep performing and writing songs, touring this record and enjoying the ride.