PJ Morton Gets Houston Help
PJ Morton – The Grammy® Award winning R&B singer, producer and keyboardist for Maroon 5 – has come full-circle with his first-ever spiritually-themed album, “Gospel According to PJ” (Morton Inspiration/ Tyscot) – an all-star experience featuring a who’s who in the genre, ranging from Kirk Franklin to The Clark Sisters. Space City is heavily represented on the project with home-grown-talents such as Yolanda Adams, Brian Courtney Wilson, Darrel `MusiqCity’ Walls of The Walls Group, Zacardi Cortez and Kim Burrell. Most of the album was recorded this summer at the height of the national quarantine during as the world battles the COVID19 pandemic. From his New Orleans recording hub, Morton supervised the Houston sessions via Zoom, FaceTime and AudioMover. The thirteen-track set releases to all digital service platforms globally on August 28th.
Morton has just dropped a music video for one of the tracks, “So in Love,” a Caribbean-flavored track featuring Darrel `MusiqCity’ Walls of The Walls Group, and Zacardi Cortez. Walls was in a Houston, TX studio laying his part to the song when the other artist Morton had in mind to sing on it, had an emergency and couldn’t perform. “I was taking my daughter to the dentist and I called Zacardi Cortez and he said, `I can be there in 40 minutes,’” Morton laughs. “Two of the best male vocalists, period, in music and they are on the same record? If we weren’t in a pandemic, Zacardi probably wouldn’t have even been home and wouldn’t have been able to do it.”
“First of all, to have my bro, PJ, call me about being on his album was one of the best moments ever and a true honor,” says Cortez. “But, then to hear it… this `So in Love’ song is out of this world! I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. I feel like I’m a part of history in the making.” Cortez’s soulful voice has earned him an enviable reputation throughout the gospel music industry for his outstanding performances that have earned him Billboard No. 1 hits such as “You Don’t Know” and “1 on 1.” Walls has also gained notoriety for his vocal dynamics with his siblings, The Walls Group, on hit songs like “Perfect People” and “And You Don’t Stop.”