Jordan Harvey: ‘It Is What It Is’ – EP Review
Jordan Harvey’s EP, It Is What It Is, is out now, January 20th on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand-new project below and check out our full review.
While Jordan Harvey may not be a household name just yet, it’s only a matter of time. Today, January 20, the rising country star released his debut EP with BBR Music Group / Broken Bow Records, It Is What It Is. On the five-song collection, the self-proclaimed “Caledonian Cowboy” weaves country themes, pop hooks, and an unapologetic Scottish side into a delightfully unexpected package.
The EP features two previously released tracks, the lush ballad “I Will” and the viral hit “Alabama Girl.” On “I Will,” the former member of King Calaway shows his romantic side as he pursues a girl who’s wasting her time on a dud of a dude. “If he won’t, I will,” Harvey proclaims of all the things a guy should do to make his girl feel special.
Meanwhile, “Alabama Girl” finds our Scottish hero unexpectedly falling in love with a Southern belle.
“God knows I’m a goner // Fell hard for a southerner’s daughter // Down here, I’m a fish outta water // Boy from across the pond // She likes my accent // I love her drawl // Yelling, “Roll Tide!” with her crimson lips and her Levi’s // And I can’t believe that she’s all mine // Now my whole world is a Rammer Jammer Alabama girl”
Harvey continues to celebrate love on “Along for the Ride,” a slice of pure pop country perfection that finds Harvey on a scenic drive with a someone special. Yet, on the catchy uptempo, his eyes aren’t on the scenery, but on his companion, as he muses, “I might have my hands on the wheel, but I’m just along for the ride.”
“Overnight” and the EP’s final track, “Thing About Change,” both show the young crooner’s more vulnerable side as the former finds him dealing with a breakup, but not too proud to admit that he’s not quite ready to move on. “I ain’t getting over you overnight,” he sings, “so come over tonight.”
Lastly, the album ends with the poignant “Thing About Change,” which tells the familiar tale of a cowboy falling in love, despite his best attempts not to. Here, he reveals that he never thought settling down was in his path, until “his stubborn heart fell for yours.” On the swoon-worthy ballad, he admits “I never liked a thing about change, ‘til you changed everything.”
On It Is What It Is, Jordan Harvey presents a solid debut project that is full of catchy uptempos and heartfelt ballads that are sure to endear him to music fans everywhere.
Jordan Harvey – It Is What It Is EP Tracklist:
- I Will
- Along For The Ride
- Alabama Girl
- Thing About Change
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