Combining a love for rootsy maritime music with an adoration for the outlaw country heroes of old, Cameron Nickerson crafts a sound that’s both familiar and wholly unique. His debut album, Detours, released in 2018, recalls modern country troubadours like Sturgill Simpson while remaining firmly planted in the whiskey-soaked tales of legends like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.
Nickerson’s latest single, Rainy Day Thinkin’ is a long, dark exploration of relationships and loss, and is described by the singer-songwriter as “a simple sad song with a glimpse of hope.” The track starts off with a slow, crooning crawl before exploding like a barreling freight train near the end. Exceptionally personal, yet wholly relatable, Nickerson walks a fine line between crisis and catharsis, inviting the listener to sit down and commiserate. Nominated for Country Recording of the Year by Music Nova Scotia, Nickerson has fully embraced his solo career and shows no signs of slowing down.
“I have two goals with my songwriting,” Nickerson says. “One is to fuel the fire inside of me that needs to write songs for some unknown reason. The second is to always tell the truth in my lyrics, what I believe and hope people can relate in their own different ways.”
Stream the emotional new single below, as well as a new live performance from Cameron, and keep watch for upcoming tour dates!