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New Music: PJ Morton feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & The HamilTones – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Following “Claustrophobic,” singer/songwriter and Maroon 5 keyboardist, PJ Morton connects with some soulful friends on his brand new single “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.”

The short but sweet soul jam finds PJ crooning along with BJ The Chicago Kid and The HamilTones (Anthony Hamilton’s backup singers), on the inspiring groove that will have you instantly stomping your feet and singing along.

“Even when you try to bring me down / Everything’s gonna be alright / You see I’m still here let me adjust my pride / Everything’s gonna be alright / It will be alright, alright, alright, alright,” they sing together.

“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” is the second release off PJ’s new album Gumbo, which is due out April 21. He also shared a third new track, titled “First Began,” which is the opening song off the album.

Take a listen to both below, and you can receive all 3 of his new songs when you pre-order Gumbo on iTunes now.

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Video: PJ Morton feat. Pell – Claustrophobic

Singer/songwriter/musician and Maroon 5 keyboardist, PJ Morton, has premiered the visuals for his brand new single “Claustrophobic” featuring rapper Pell.

In the video, PJ is stuck on an elevator as more and more people crowd into the small space, giving him advice on what to do with his career, critiquing his look, and even questioning his street cred.

Speaking with Billboard about the song and video, PJ explained: “I wrote this song while feeling like I was being smothered by everyone else’s opinions. I was starting to lose myself and this was my song to fight back. It’s the anthem for all the dreamers who may not fit in.”

The video concept came to Morton a couple of years ago. “I wanted it all to be shot in an elevator where it would continue to get more and more packed. It was my take on how my brain kept getting more and more filled with others’ ideas and opinions.”

“Claustrophobic” is the first single off of PJ’s upcoming album, Gumbo, which is due out April 21. The LP features appearances by BJ The Chicago Kid, Pell, and The HamilTones.

Check out the video below.

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New Music: PJ Morton – Claustrophobic

Singer/songwriter/musician and Maroon 5 keyboardist, PJ Morton, is finally back with new music, in the form of a song entitled “Clastrophobic” featuring rapper Pell.

The single, which is off of Morton’s upcoming album, Gumbo, was inspired by his frustration with people in the music industry wanting to limit his artistry.

“I’m an artist who has chosen, outside of being a part of Maroon 5, to follow a path that is not necessarily the most popular one,” Morton told Saint Heron. “Those in positions of power are usually trying to adjust you and tailor you to fit what they would like to sell to the masses. This was at a time where I was going around to different labels, kind of letting them listen to my music, and it was at that point where I realized what was most important to me. Yes – I want a lot of people to hear my music. Yes – I want to play huge venues. But I don’t want to do it at the expense of not being who I am or at the expense of not saying what I want to say. That is basically where this song came from. For me, it became the anthem for the dreamer and a message to all of the doubters.”

The New Orleans native’s new album, Gumbo, is due to be released in April. Take a listen to the jazzy “Claustrophobic” below.

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New Music: D∆WN feat. PJ Morton – Vines

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D∆WN breaks out of the box with her Redemption interlude “Vines.”

The innovative songstress kicks off the PJ Morton-assisted track with a powerful statement of independence.

“I don’t mean to talk about my personal business / But I’ma have to put it out there / You’ve been putting me in boxes and I don’t really feel comfortable for you to do me like this / I feel stifled / I feel like a seed that can’t grow,” she sings.

The lyrics stem from a real life experience, according to the former Danity Kane star.

“I felt stifled coming out of the ‘Black’ era,” she told W Magazine. “I felt like I was being put in boxes, and I didn’t feel comfortable being typed.”

“Vines (Interlude)” follows “Renegades” as a single off Richard’s forthcoming album Redemption. Due Nov. 18, it’s the final album in Dawn’s trilogy that includes 2013’s Goldenheart and 2015’s Blackheart.

Listen to “Vines (Interlude)” below.

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Video: PJ Morton – Sticking To My Guns

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PJ Morton brings us that real deep south soul with the music video for, “Sticking To My Guns,” the title track from his newly-released maxi single. The five-track maxi-single is the prelude to his upcoming studio album, which will be released in early 2017. This will be Morton’s first full-length solo release since returning to New Orleans and forming his record label, Morton Records.

The music video for “Sticking To My Guns” was filmed, directed and edited in New Orleans by Allendra “Cinemadona” Freeman, who recently worked with Morton filming and directing the video for “I Need Your Love,” and served as a cinematographer on Beyoncé’s Lemonade film and single, “Formation.” Beginning with an idea to film a concept based on the Black Lives Matter Movement, Cinemadona brought her vision to life using real-world experiences of both her and Morton’s culture of growing up in New Orleans and the church, being immersed in gospel, jazz and blues.

Sticking to My Guns (maxi single) is available on iTunes and all digital retailers. Check out the video below.

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New Music: PJ Morton – First Began

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Love is floating through the air with PJ Morton‘s early summer vibe, “First Began.”

Following the release of “Sticking To My Guns,” the singer/songwriter/musician quickly returns with the heartfelt new love song.

Singing about reliving the first moments of falling in love with his lady, the crooner celebrates their romance, and never-ending relationship.

“If I die, I’d hope to find you in another life / So we could fall again, and be the way we were when we first began,” he sings.

Take a listen to PJ’s sweet new song below.

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New Music: PJ Morton – Sticking To My Guns

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Singer/musician PJ Morton takes us down south with the country, gospel, blues inspired new single “Sticking To My Guns.”

With some heavy guitar licks and brass horns, Morton pledges to follow his dreams down his own path and accomplish great things.

“So you could give me all you got / You could throw it all at me / Never ever gonna stop til I’m free,” he sings.

The Maroon 5 band member will be heading out on a new tour of his own this summer, and appear on select dates with singer Emily King.

Take a listen to his new tune below.

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Video: PJ Morton feat. 5th Ward Weebie – I Need Your Love

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PJ Morton is back and bringing some good Nawlins party vibes with him.

The singer/songwriter/musician gets us ready for the summer and good times with friends in the new video for his song “I Need Your Love” featuring rapper 5th Ward Weebie. The New Orleans native originally released the song on his album Walk Alone, and then in live form last year. The newly updated, studio version, which includes Weebie, was included on his recent EP Bounce & Soul.

If ESSENCE Fest is on your schedule this year, than this video will certainly get you ready for your trip to the N.O. If not, you can just enjoy the festive visuals, kids playing instruments (who doesn’t love that), and vintage styles.

Check out the video below.

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