PJ Morton, a native New Orleans, LA, most often describes his music as "feel good music that lyrically tells stories about life and love...music that makes your heart think." This 23-year old musical prodigy is indubitably a "true" seasoned musician who has garnered a reputation for writing and producing warm, heart-felt, and infectious songs that engage the heart. His humble, yet aggressive spirit, along with his prolific musical talents have afforded him with many opportunities to "fall" comfortably into the music industry.
With PJ's background in music, it is no wonder that he has found himself right at home in the music business. Coming from a musical family and being the son of industry veteran Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., PJ got his start singing in the church. He began to play the piano at the age of eight years old and by the age of 14, he was already writing and producing. His dream of becoming an artist began to take shape while he was in high school.
Although PJ has worked hard and is continuing to persevere to gain stature in the music industry as an independent artist, he is definitely no stranger to the game. PJ can be noted for writing songs for gospel artists such as Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Men of Standard, Ted & Sheri, William Murphy, Darwin Hobbs and Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church Mass Choir. Most recently, PJ can be cited for writing for the inspirational and insightful India.Arie. He has also had the honor of touring with well-known and well respected artist Erykah Badu.
PJ is also a member of Freestyle Nation, a band that he founded. This group consisting of four total members has proven to be quite successful, as they have been seen performing in various cities such as New Orleans and Atlanta. Freestyle Nation has had the honor of performing at several high profile events as the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
PJ attributes artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Sting, Prince, Kim Burrell, James Taylor, Al Green, D'Angelo, and Paul S. Morton Sr. as being the artists who have stirred his soul and motivated him to find his voice in the music arena. With the fusion and combined richness of these great artists being heard in his music, it is no wonder that PJ is beginning to soar in the music industry!
Because of the uniqueness of PJ's music, one cannot place him in one specific category. He says it best by stating... "...Whatever genre you can stick Stevie Wonder or Sting in ....I'll take that!". PJ is destined to be to soul music what Jay Z is to Hip Hop. He has the necessary ingredients it takes to break new ground....to be a trailblazer! Without so much as a second thought, he will raise the bar in the industry! If one had to use one word to describe him, it would be FREE, because he does not worry about much. In his own words..."I just keep moving, because I know that it's not my fight anyway. So, I just do what I do and let God do the rest!!!".
Contact: April Love
Love Consulting/Artist Factory