First Listen: PJ Morton, Mary Mary and Le'Andria Johnson give praise

(September 27, 2019) The music sky has never been a limit for PJ Morton - born to noted minister/singer/songwriter Bishop Paul S. Morton and the major musical hotbed of New Orleans.  Through a career of almost a decade and a half, Morton has donned several hats, such as producing dozens of artists, including India.Arie and Men of Standard, and creating Morton Recordings, where he spins his own eclectic canvases encompassing jazz, hip-hop, pop, R&B and gospel.  When he is not behind the keyboards with Maroon 5, Morton stays as busy as an artistic bee on his solo career, collaborating frequently with artists crossing several genres. 

(September 27, 2019) The music sky has never been a limit for PJ Morton - born to noted minister/singer/songwriter Bishop Paul S. Morton and the major musical hotbed of New Orleans.  Through a career of almost a decade and a half, Morton has donned several hats, such as producing dozens of artists, including India.Arie and Men of Standard, and creating Morton Recordings, where he spins his own eclectic canvases encompassing jazz, hip-hop, pop, R&B and gospel.  When he is not behind the keyboards with Maroon 5, Morton stays as busy as an artistic bee on his solo career, collaborating frequently with artists crossing several genres. 

As 2019 is about to close out, Morton's plate for 2020 is already filling up, starting with an all-star gospel project reflecting his first musical love.  From the currently titled, The Gospel According to PJ, First Listen proudly delivers a sneak preview with “All in His Plan” (Morton Inspiration/Tyscot), anchored by the vocals of Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary (Erica and Tina Campbell). Johnson and the Campbells’ vocal one-two-three punch illustrates teaching moments on building trust in God: “(I have to know)/ It might not have happened on purpose/(I have to know) But it was for a purpose/(I have to know) I can't have no testimony, yeah/(I have to know) If there is not first a test.”  The traditional gospel orchestrations from Morton firmly enhance the already convicting vocal performance.  “All in His Plan” should connect with several urban music markets.  Sounds like Morton has a great plan in store when his 2020 project comes to fruition.

By Peggy Oliver

 
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