Label: Soundly Music
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Joshua Ray Walker What Is It Even? LP (Color Vinyl)

Joshua Ray Walker

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Coming August 4, 2023 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Country Singer-Songwriter's 2023 Album on Color Vinyl!
10 Covers of Tracks Made Famous by Female Pop Acts!

Joshua Ray Walker announces his 2023 album, What Is It Even?, lending his signature alt-country style to iconic pop songs - paying homage to female-identified powerhouse vocalists and their influence on global culture. Launching with his reimagination of Lizzo's "Cuz I Love You," Walker pushes himself and his band to respectfully and artfully build a bridge between two seemingly polar styles of music.

The catalyst of Joshua Ray Walker's 2023 album, What Is It Even?, was sparked on the patio of the Tulsa, Oklahoma music venue and dive bar Mercury Lounge, a fitting origin story for any country record. But this is far from an ordinary country record. It was on that Tulsa patio, deep into touring, when Walker and drummer Trey Pendergrass were half-joking about what their gospel-jump-blues version of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" would sound like, wondering "what if the Blues Brothers covered a Whitney Houston song?"

At that point, it was still unclear how the Dallas native would follow up his trio of critically acclaimed, interconnected albums, all of which were packed tight with character-driven songs that put multiple national tours worth of crowds on the precipice of staining their shirts with either beers or tears, depending on the song. The third of the trio, See You Next Time, led to Walker appearing on The Tonight Show and CBS Saturday Morning, brought with it performances at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Gruene Hall in Texas, landed him on Rolling Stone's "Best of 2021" list, and prompted SPIN to call him "one of country's most exciting storytellers."

Those stories about dive bar dwellers running out of last chances made listeners feel a gauntlet of emotions. What Is It Even?, a 10-track covers album consisting of songs made famous by female pop acts, produced with John Pedigo and arranged alongside his touring band of Pendergrass, bassist Billy Bones, and pedal-steel player Adam Kurtz, was born out of wanting to make people feel joy.


  • Color Vinyl


  1. Cuz I Love You
  2. Linger
  3. I Wanna Dance with Somebody
  4. Believe
  5. Cheap Thrills
  6. Blue
  7. Goodbye Horses
  8. Nothing Compares 2 U
  9. Joshua
  10. Halo
  11. Samson

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