Welcome back to the show. I’m your host Nick Broadhurst, and that song you were listening to is a brand new track called ‘Star Bending Sky’ from my debut album, ‘Thank You’, which is out today!
When I decided it was time for me to show myself to the world through my music, I had planned to never release an album. In this modern day of streaming I really thought that the album no longer mattered. But I realised there was a body of work that together made so much sense and told a complete story of a time in my life. And calling it ‘Thank You’ just felt so perfect to me. I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to find my voice and release my music. It’s one of the things I am here to do in this lifetime, and it means the world to me that you are here, right now, listening, following along and playing this game of life with me.
First, let’s talk about my name. As you will now I was called BROADHURST, but as of today I have decided to embrace my full name, Nick Broadhurst. I sat with this decision for a while and finally felt such a strong call to step out from behind just using my surname, and fully embrace who I am as a person and an artist. To a degree, I think I was hiding behind what was a supposedly ‘cool’ name. My label and distribution company both felt BROADHURST was a cooler name and better for my music, but it didn’t feel better for me as a human being.
The name change marks a shift into allowing whatever the universe wants to deliver to me, and accepting it with arms and heart wide open. This is who I am. There will only ever be one Nick Broadhurst, so why not present myself to the world as me. Warts and all. Nothing to hide. This is who I am.
My website has also changed to iamnickbroadhurst.com and my Instagram and Facebook has changed to @iamnickbroadhurst.
Emily H wrote in asking this question…
Hey Nick! What’s the meaning behind your new ig handle? I remember you mentioning you were going to explain it but I don’t believe I saw it! Just wondering as I see many many influencers & celebrity’s adding “iam” in front of their name. Thanks! Emily
Truth be told I would have just gone with Nick Broadhurst if it were available, so for me the next best thing is using the two most powerful manifestation words… “I am”. I actually love it so much. It feels so me.
If you look at the album cover, you will see it’s me on my knees. Even just reflecting on what that shot means to me, brings me to tears. Last year I had to move through almost insurmountable challenges. I was in so deep. On my knees with my arms thrown back in full surrender. But, I climbed my way out and I am so freaking happy to be who I am and to be alive.
I have created for myself a dream life. A wife who blows me away every day. A son who humbles me and makes we want to be a better human. And a mission and purpose that is all about sharing myself with the world. And now with this album being released I can honestly say I have shown up in this lifetime. I do feel like there is a long way to go, and that I am only just graduating from consciousness kindergarten, but I am moving forward.
My promise to myself and to you is to become way more prolific with my music. This album is just the start. I am only just scratching the surface of the talent that had laid dormant for so long, hidden behind layers of resistance. So what am I capable of now? No barriers, no resistance, just me fully embodied in who I am and ready to freaking rock it out into the world.
Each song on this album has its own unique story. They are either about a past love, my wife, myself or the world. Many of them took just minutes to be born, while others required a but more nurturing to get them out of their shell. They all took around 3 days to record and produce, with me playing many, if not most, of the instruments.
There are people I want to thank for helping me bring these to life…
First is of course my wife. She is the inspiration behind many of the songs and my greatest supporter. I love you so much baby.
Next is my son Leo. Being your Dad is the greatest gift. I love you to the moon and back.
To my parents for never pressuring me into anything, and always allowing me to find my own way.
My sister Emma for her feedback on my early renditions, many of which were pretty average, but her words of encouragement meant a lot to me.
To Emica Penklis for being the first person who just sat and listened as I slowly found my voice. Your time talking about lyrics and probably being the first person who said I was any good, all meant the world to me and was real kick start. Divinely timed.
To Rich Sanford, an amazing producer who came to my house and listened to me play some very rough songs as I sang with my guitar. Your endorsement nudged me towards finding my sound.
To MGM for believing in my music and partnering to become my distributor. And Tom Sarig from my albel AntiFragile for just totally getting what I am all about.
To all the amazing artists who have removed my music, but most notably Brad Morgan, aka Etherglow for your heart expanding interpretations, and Dimitri Baret, also known as TEEMID, for one of the best remixes I have ever heard, which was his remix of Little Lover.
And finally to my produce Scott Horscroft. It took me about 12 months to find someone who had the vision to bring my music to life in a way that was true for me. My time spent at The Grove Studios will live with me forever. Even though I would come back from our week long sessions in the bush totally exhausted, thanks to your preference for working into the wee hours of the morning, I can’t imagine doing this album with anyone else.
So, please head into Spotify today and do a few things for me…
- Follow me as an artist
- Add my album to your collection
- Add some of your favourite songs to your playlists
These are all super important in the early days of any release. You can also get the album on iTunes, Apple Music and all other platforms. I would love to hear from you, so please tag me @iamnickbroadhurst on social media. Please also leave me a comment below (I read every single one!). And if you could take a minute to leave me a review on iTunes I would be very grateful. Tell me what you want more of! I am at your service.