First Listen: Stevie Wonder and Nas help PJ Morton's "Water"

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    (April 22, 2022) Back in the 16th Century, Ignatius of Loyola introduced the concept of "indifference" to Christianity -- an assertion that humans should keep perspective as to what is temporal and what is eternal, and should adjust their daily lives accordingly.

    That concept creeps into the new song, "Be Like Water," from singer, songwriter and producer PJ Morton, though in a less obviously spiritual way. Morton looks at the daily annoyances we face, and tries to put perspective on them, focusing on what we can alter and what we can't:

    I think by now you should know
    Things won't always go your way
    Can't change things you can't control
    So let those worries wash away

    (April 22, 2022) Back in the 16th Century, Ignatius of Loyola introduced the concept of "indifference" to Christianity -- an assertion that humans should keep perspective as to what is temporal and what is eternal, and should adjust their daily lives accordingly.

    That concept creeps into the new song, "Be Like Water," from singer, songwriter and producer PJ Morton, though in a less obviously spiritual way. Morton looks at the daily annoyances we face, and tries to put perspective on them, focusing on what we can alter and what we can't:

    I think by now you should know
    Things won't always go your way
    Can't change things you can't control
    So let those worries wash away

    Joining Morton are two musical heavyweights, Stevie Wonder and Nas, each of whom takes on a verse. And Wonder also provides musical support on the track, which at times has the feel of something from his classic Secret Life of Plants soundtrack.

    Morton tells us, "'Be Like Water' was definitely a phrase I had heard beforeBruce Lee made it famous of course, but it didn't fully connect with me until we were all shut down and I had to pivot in my life like we all had to. After I finished writing it I could only hear Nas' voice on it. For him to actually get on it blew my mind. Then when Stevie Wonder agreed to be on it and to learn that Nas had always wanted to work with Stevie, it was beyond my wildest dreams!"

    "Be Like Water" is a perceptive message and a great addition to Morton's already overflowing discography. Check it out below.

    By Chris Rizik

    PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder and Nas
    "Be Like Water"

     
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