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: