PJ Morton recently sat down with St. Louis Today while in town for a show. They talked about his major label debut album “New Orleans”, being signed to Young Money, working with Lil Wayne, why he joined up with Maroon 5 as their keyboardist, touring as both a solo and group act and how he managed to get musical legend Stevie Wonder on his hit track “Only One”.
Read an excerpt of the interview below. Read the full story on the St. Louis Dispatch here.
STL Today: What is “New Orleans” all about?
PJ: It’s exploring the themes I’ve always explored: life, love and all the things that go along with it. … I went for something modern, something current, as well as being a throwback at the same time. I wanted to let people know I’m a real musician, have fun with the record and not make it anything too deep. … I don’t think any of my records are the same.
STL Today: How about getting Stevie Wonder on the album?
PJ: He’s my ultimate. I always knew I wanted to work with him. I didn’t think it would happen this quickly. He liked the song, and that’s why he did it. That’s why he does anything. He’s not financially driven or career driven. He doesn’t need that. And I’m forever grateful.
What do you think of PJ’s major label debut album “New Orleans”?