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Multi Grammy-winning, New Orleans born and bred soul artist and Maroon 5 band member, PJ Morton returns to Australia next week for two gigs with his fabulous band (Sydney May 25 and Melbourne May 26) in celebration of the release of his wonderful new album Watch The Sun.

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips caught up with PJ Morton this morning to chat about the creation of his new album Watch The Sun, his keyboards and his upcoming Australian shows next week.

PJ Morton has recently released his biggest and best album to date: Watch The Sun, recorded in Bogalusa, Louisiana’s Studio In The Country. Out now on his own Morton Records, all 11 songs were written and produced by PJ, marking the next chapter in a remarkable career that continues to bridge styles, traditions and generations.

Alongside special appearances from Stevie Wonder & Nas, Alex Isley & Jill Scott, JoJo & Mr. Talkbox, Chronixx, El DeBarge, Wale and other friends, collaborators and idols, PJ Morton dives deeper inward to confront the true challenges and changes he never thought he would sing about. “I’m being more honest, more authentic, more open than I’ve been in the past,” he says.

Watch the music video for “Be Like Water” (feat. Stevie Wonder & Nas)

After the most unbelievably active years of his career, the pandemic forced PJ Morton to slow down and take a step back. He spent time with his family that he otherwise couldn’t have, and when he started to pivot back to writing music, his computer crashed and he lost all of his latest work. When inspiration began to hit, and his drive to return to the studio became too strong to ignore, he took it as a sign to make sure whatever he was about to say was deliberate.

In the lead up to Watch The Sun, PJ Morton  appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

PJ Morton Australian dates

Wed May 25 Oxford Art Factory – Sydney

Thurs May 26 Corner Hotel – Melbourne


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