Today, PJ Morton — nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album) for his new solo album ‘Gumbo,’ a striking reflection on his New Orleans heritage — debuted his Lecrae-featuring “Religion” remix, a takedown of evangelical hypocrisy that’s couched in trap hi-hats and a lush, electronics & strings arrangement. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Zj1V7cGAjzw
On ‘Gumbo’ (released via his own Morton Records) PJ presents a decidedly political, but reassuring tone, blending “old and new school with elements of black church music to remind us to remain calm amidst chaos and uncertainty” (The FADER). Head to CNN to hear him discuss how ‘Gumbo’ was inspired by a surge of activism, the positives of the world being shaken up, and our “modern-day civil rights era”: http://cnn.it/2AZNsmY. And check out the video for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid and The Hamiltones: http://bit.ly/2jpF3yU
PJ, a musician who tours and records full-time with Maroon 5, is also a renowned collaborator, acting as the musical director for Solange following the release of her acclaimed opus ‘A Seat At The Table’ and writing / producing for such top acts as India.Arie, with whom he won a Grammy in 2008. In 2014, he was nominated for a Grammy for “Only One,” his duet with Stevie Wonder.