Video Premiere: Judd Warrick “Into the Dawn”

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Here is the compelling new single from Judd Warrick.  ‘Into the Dawn’ features an excellent vocal performance from Warrick – there’s just the right amount of weary grit in his voice, an edge to his melodic, soulful delivery that feels authentic and emotional and captures our attention.  One of the real highlights here is the exquisite lap steel solo from Evan Coulombe – it flows beautifully from the song’s tuneful currents, while Melanie Shore supplies depth on the Hammond B3 Organ, Wurlitzer and piano.  Scott Wiley (Imagine Dragons, The Killers) adds bass and took on production duties.  The video for ‘Into the Dawn’, directed by Cameron Gade, is artistically shot and edited, giving us a glimpse of the performers at work in the studio.

This song follows the release of lead single ‘Fascination Die’ in February.  Both singles are taken from Warrick’s forthcoming debut LP, ‘Brokenland’, which will be released soon.  Warrick says of the record: “‘Brokenland’ is my story.  I don’t think life ever goes exactly how you want it to. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. I’m not old; I’m just not twenty anymore. There was a divorce. I’m a single dad to two daughters. It was rough—though I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. I like to say my situation is broken, but hopeful.”  These are heartfelt, relatable songs about real life and real relationships.

From a musical family, Warrick began playing the drums at the age of six.  Later, in his 20s, Warrick played guitar and delivered vocals for a heavy metal band.  However, the day-job, divorce and bringing up his children meant that music wasn’t the priority for a few years and he could only manage to play occasional gigs.  2023 presented Warrick with the opportunity to return to his dream of making music.  He explains: “I wanted to wait until my daughters were old enough to pretty much take care of themselves.  I’m in a better place where I can focus.”  The outcome is a collection of absorbing songs.  Enjoy.

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From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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Alan Peatfield

What a great track. A new name to me and I’ll certainly be keeping my ear to the ground for when the album is released. Thanks for the “heads up.”