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About Fascination Die

From Judd

“Most of my songs come from a melancholy place. Fascination Die is uncharacteristically upbeat. It speaks to hope and the excitement of exploring someone's heart at the beginning of a relationship. What begins as a simple step-down chord progression becomes more powerful when Evan Coulombe adds his iconic pedal steel licks, and Melanie Shore comes in with her solid Hammond B3 organ parts. Now, it's an upbeat, uplifting wall of sound. It's very different for me. I'm incredibly proud of the song and grateful for the growth and wisdom I gained from its evolution.”

Into The Dawn

Second single released

“Most of my songs come from a melancholy place. Fascination Die is uncharacteristically upbeat. It speaks to hope and the excitement of exploring someone's heart at the beginning of a relationship. What begins as a simple step-down chord progression becomes more powerful when Evan Coulombe adds his iconic pedal steel licks, and Melanie Shore comes in with her solid Hammond B3 organ parts. Now, it's an upbeat, uplifting wall of sound. It's very different for me. I'm incredibly proud of the song and grateful for the growth and wisdom I gained from its evolution.”

Into The Dawn came to me while pondering the mysteries of a new relationship. Over the years, I have had a problem with falling in love too fast and too deep. I tend to think about the feelings and emotions I am experiencing right at that moment. I love the act of falling, the realization of a new connection that overwhelms your heart, the fire in your chest, those damned butterflies. It's like a drug. In the past, it has made me think less about tomorrow, next week, or ten years from now. 

But the older I get, the more I lose that weakness. Or rather, the more experienced I become, the more I fight that weakness. With age comes wisdom, apparently. Or is it that with failed attempts, one grows more tiresome and less willing to risk the failure? 

When I reflect on past relationships that went too fast, I now attempt to think more rationally. I wonder what I can do this time to prolong the relationship and enhance the day-to-day experience of the relationship. Make it more meaningful. Or even better, I decide if I want the relationship at all. How does the phrase go? "Twas better to have never loved at all rather than loving like a train wreck that ends in a ball of twisted steel and fire?" I think that's how it goes.

Americana UK

Video Premiere: Judd Warrick “Into the Dawn” – Americana UK (americana-uk.com)

About Town Of Dreams

Third single released

The third single from Judd Warrick's debut album "Brokenland." Acoustic guitar mixed with pedal steel, hard-hitting drums, and gritty lyrics. Town Of Dreams is a true story of a songwriter moving to Nashville and coming to terms with working in a competitive world, living on her own, and missing her family. She is determined to live out her dreams. This song is based on an actual person in Judd's past. Town Of Dreams tells the story of hardships being overcome with sheer will and determination.

Then, there’s “Town of Dreams.” Vivid storytelling hinges on a simmering beat as he paints a picture of pursuing dreams against all odds.

Judd reflects on Town of Dreams.

“A friend of mine moved to Nashville,” he says. “It’s based on a lot of our conversations. She’s a farm girl, and she went to the city to write songs. The second she arrived, she was really homesick, and it struck a chord with me. So, the story is about her gaining confidence in herself and saying, ‘This was my damn dream. I’m here no matter what happens, and I’m not leaving’. She’s sort of my hero, and the tune is a shoutout to her.”

Roughstock Feature Premier

Town Of Dreams

Take a listen to this brilliant new song from singer/songwriter Judd Warrick's forthcoming Americana album - "Brokenland" - set to hit stores in May.

Another day and another very cool new track to share with y’all on Roughstock! We came across Judd Warrick and he’s got a fantastic forthcoming album (Brokenland) of beautiful storytelling and paints a story on “Town Of Dreams,” a great new track about persevering through all odds in the pursuit of your dreams. For anyone who has followed their heart toward the uncharted territories of their dreams, Judd Warrick’s “Town Of Dreams” promises to resonate. It can also serve as inspiration for those of us who’ve always thought of pursuing a dream but never allowed ourselves to. Take the chance, even if the odds seem long!

About “Town Of Dreams”

“‘Town of Dreams’ is a song about a real person from my past. I was working at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. I met an amazing person there. She was a Midwest farmer's daughter going to dental school. We met at an open mic summer one night.

She is a fantastic songwriter and performer. Her dream was not to be in school. She wanted to be in Nashville writing and singing songs. After about ten months, she dropped out of school and moved to Nashville. We stayed in contact for many years.

‘Town of Dreams’ is her story about arriving in Nashville, being homesick, working terrible jobs, and wondering if she had made the right decisions.

It tells the story of her determination to live her dream no matter what, and it has stayed with me all these years. She was an example to me; I walked away from my dreams for 25 years but finally decided to come back and work on them again. And that's my message to anyone who will listen: It's never too late to work on your dreams.”