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PJ Morton Announces New Live Album/DVD ‘Live Show Killer,’ Releases Lead Single “I Need Your Love”


Grammy-nominated artist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton has announced that he will be releasing a brand new live album/DVD package titled, Live Show Killer, which is set to drop on July 7, via his newly formed label Morton Records.

Recorded in front of an intimate audience at the historic Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles in early May 2015, PJ and his band The Crusade performed a special set including fan favorites, surprise covers, and hand-picked selections from his celebrated solo releases, including many songs from his 2013 album New Orleans, which hit #1 on the iTunes R&B Albums Chart, and earned PJ a Grammy nomination for his collaboration with Stevie Wonder on “Only One.”

The lead release off the collection is “I Need Your Love,” which originated on his Walk Alone album.  “It’s kind of a sad song but feels happy. I’ve always enjoyed that combination,” Morton tells Billboard. “I chose it for the live album because it’s been a crowd favorite for a while. And as a band, we get to stretch out and keep the energy up.”

“This is a direct conversation,” says Morton of the Live Show Killer double package. “I want people to hear and see the perfect energy that was in that room.”

The 18-track live-in-studio album includes features from special guests Tweet and Mali Music.

PJ has also announced summer tour dates, which will bring him to U.S. cities including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and his hometown of New Orleans.

Take a listen to “I Need Your Love” below:

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New Music: PJ Morton – Claustrophobic

PJ Morton Claustrophobic

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard something new from singer/musician PJ Morton, but that has changed now with the release of the new song “Claustrophobic,” co-produced by Darhyl Camper.

While he released the song on iTunes first, PJ says it isn’t an official single, just something that he wanted to get off of his chest.

“This is for everyone who wants to be exactly who they are and not who other people want them to be… for artistic and creative freedom.”

“But I must admit I’m claustrophobic, I have a hard time trying to fit in to your small mind / And I have a habit of dreaming bigger than anything I can see right in front of me,” he sings before describing some of the unfortunate stereotypes industry executives have tried to push him into.

When he is not touring with Maroon 5, PJ is performing at spot dates and recording new music, hopefully for his next album.

Hear his new song below:

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Video: PJ Morton feat. Adam Levine – Heavy


Although it’s not your typical love song, PJ Morton unleashes the official music video for his Adam Levine-assisted single “Heavy” today.

The bluesy and funky record is given the performance style visual treatment, as PJ and his band rock out in an open room, while their stage changes colors. Levine jumps to the mic for his verse and co-hook duties adding his natural charm to the fun-filled clip.

Get into the fun with the new video below!

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BET Brings ‘Music Matters Showcase’ to L.A. for Pre-Grammy Showcase


BET helped kicked off Grammy weekend with a special L.A. edition of their monthly Music Matters Showcase on Friday night at the Creative Artists Agency.

The Hennessy sponsored event featured some of R&B’s hottest rising stars, and brought out many industry tastemakers.  Guests were treated to rooftop performances from Mack Wilds, PJ Morton, Mali Music & Adrian Marcel.

Artists such as Anthony Hamilton, Bridget Kelly, Sevyn Streeter, Mateo, Rico Love, Salaam Remi and Raphael Saadiq mingled with the crowd.

Check out photos from the swanky event below:

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PJ Morton Performs “Only One” Live In Studio

Grammy-nominated artist, PJ Morton, has garnered a large amount of success with his love ballad, “Only One” and rightfully so.

The song, which discusses the love that he has for his woman and how she’s the “Only One” he sees, was made for the lover in you. Adding to the already feel good vibe that the originally recorded song gives off, PJ decided to give fans a performance with only him and his piano in his studio.

Sounding as incredible as he does on the recorded track, there should be no confusion as to why a Grammy-nomination was granted for this song.

Take a listen to the live performance of “Only One” above.

Video: PJ Morton – ‘Hard Enough’


PJ Morton takes a trip back in time for the retro styled video for “Hard Enough.”  The groovy tune is the latest single lifted off his new album New Orleans.

The artist/musician appears in the artwork of classic record albums from the ’60s and ’70s, while a woman playing his scorned girlfriend does all she can to destroy the records, like drive over them with her convertible Cadillac! (Ouch, that’s just rude!)

PJ rocks retro headphones while playing the piano and singing the break-up anthem. Peep the throwback video below!

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PJ Morton Presents: ‘The PJ Morton Show’ (Episode 4)

Following his headlining tour ‘Back to New Orleans,’ PJ Morton is back on the road with Maroon 5 for their ‘Honda Civic Tour.’

The multi-talented artist is blessed to be not only playing in the band, but performing himself as the official opening act. Today, he has released the fourth episode in his new web series ‘The PJ Morton Show,’ which is a collection of vlogs featuring personal interviews with PJ and behind-the-scenes footage from the road.

In the new clip, PJ talks about cutting his normal 1-hour show down to 20-minutes, and the crazy schedule of jumping from the stage to doing pre-show meet-and-greets with Maroon, and then back to the stage to perform a full show with them.

Exclusive: PJ Morton Talks Debut Album ‘New Orleans,’ Working with Stevie Wonder

ThisisRnB TV caught up with PJ Morton on the red carpet of the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in New York City last Thursday.

The buzzing singer/musician spoke to us about his debut album ‘New Orleans,’ his dream come true of working with Stevie Wonder, and the pleasure of having success in both Gospel and R&B formats.

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