Triple ARIA award winner Shane Nicholson kicks off 2020 with the release of his new single, The High Price of Surviving.
Shane inhabits a rare space in the music industry—songwriter, recording artist, producer–engineer, multi-instrumentalist, guitar pedal builder, whiskey enthusiast, motorcycle lover, and musical mentor.
It was in his mentoring capacity that The High Price of Surviving sparked into existence. During a writing retreat at The Dag Sheepstation in Nundle in 2018, which Shane attends each year as a tutor, the song was born in a joint effort with up-and-coming Queensland songwriter, Leyon Milner.
Shane says, “Leyon is a true talent. His musical sensibility hit me straight in the gut as soon as he began to sing. I was an instant fan.” As for the song, “we bashed it out in a few hours and then went for lunch. It was only later that the full power of the song became apparent.”
Shane has recorded 10 studio albums in a career spanning 20 years. He has won 3 ARIA Awards, 10 Golden Guitar Awards and 2 APRA Awards.