First Listen: PJ Morton delivers an emotional lovers' jam

(October 1, 2021) He has been a staple on SoulTracks for more than 15 years, with a discography that is tough to match over that period. PJ Morton has been a prolific, Grammy-receiving star, who has excelled as a songwriter/producer, as part of Maroon 5, and, of course, as a SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Award-winning solo artist.

One thing that is consistent about Morton is that he is always working in one of his many roles, but he has found time to today release a brand new single that has the feel of a 1970s slow jam, with sensitive, pleading lyrics that get to the heart of a relationship.

(October 1, 2021) He has been a staple on SoulTracks for more than 15 years, with a discography that is tough to match over that period. PJ Morton has been a prolific, Grammy-receiving star, who has excelled as a songwriter/producer, as part of Maroon 5, and, of course, as a SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Award-winning solo artist.

One thing that is consistent about Morton is that he is always working in one of his many roles, but he has found time to today release a brand new single that has the feel of a 1970s slow jam, with sensitive, pleading lyrics that get to the heart of a relationship.

I hope you can hear my heart,
I hope it’s speaking clearly,
I don’t want to be apart,
I just want you near me.
Please don’t walk away from my love.

PJ tells us, “‘Please Don’t Walk Away’ is in the spirit of when men were honest and willing to be vulnerable in music. It came from a real place when I thought I was going to lose the love of my life. I just tapped into those feelings. And as it happens sometimes, something beautiful came from something tragic.”

With layered, lush backing vocals and orchestration, “Please Don’t Walk Away” is a plea that goes right to the soul, somehow both understated and piercingly dramatic. It again shows Morton to be a master at his peak of creativity.

Check out “Please Don’t Walk Away” below, and welcome PJ Morton back to SoulTracks.

PJ Morton – “Please Don’t Walk Away”

 

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