We’ve had our eye on Judson Cole since coming across his debut single a few years ago. Impressed with his artistic songwriting and easy-going vibe, we’ve been anxiously awaiting new tunes… and we’re excited to announce that the wait is over!
Giving listeners a glimpse into their next project, Cole released “The First Three” tracks to the masses at the end of last month. Kicking off the compilation with the standout track “Battles”, we immediately took notice of the powerful message, energetic chorus, and soulful vocals! It’s become our favorite track of the three, and given the fact that it’s already well past 1K streams, I’d say we’re not alone.
As the collection unfolds in to the other two tracks, the style gradually gets more progressive and showcases the expansion of their sound and a step in a more vibrant direction. “California Calling” offers a stylistic mixture of a spirited downbeat and a gritty delivery of chasing love in the Golden State. “Easy Way Out” kicks up the tempo with a touch of funk, blues, and rich instrumentation!
Overall, we really dig the originality and diversity of the music in the project and have a feeling that the stylistic evolution that takes place over the course of the three tracks is a hint as to where the rest of the album is headed. Cole’s vocals are the smoothest they’ve ever been, and the songwriting is top-notch…and we can’t wait to hear the project in it’s entirety! .
Coming off of their successful debut album, “Eastern Skies” (released in 2015), the San-Angelo natives are looking to keep the momentum going. Not only did they find success on the radio from the previous record’s singles, the group is currently boasting 10K monthly listeners on Spotify, and single, “Goodbye Dallas” has reached over 250K+ streams! Needless to say, we’re excited to see how the next album plays out for the these guys!
Take a listen below to our favorite track “Battles” below and stay tuned the band’s social media for updates on the rest of the album!
You hear “Battles” as well as plenty of other great Texas, Americana, and Red Dirt music here on our TMP Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/texas_music_pickers/playlist/4X1EDu99kIPVqHleQfLen2
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