Today, PJ Morton releases new studio album PAUL, his fourth LP since moving back home to New Orleans in 2016, starting his own record label, earning five fresh Grammy-nominations and this year’s win, and abandoning the once resolute ambition to end his solo music-making, instead arriving at what he calls “the purest form of who I am” with “PAUL.”
Morton wrote all the songs on “PAUL” himself, creating it in a matter of days in his New Orleans studio. Along with questioning the timeline of America’s greatness, and using his “buttery-smooth vocals” (The New Yorker) to celebrate compassion and childhood, he encourages black and oppressed minorities to take ownership of their neighborhoods on Buy Back The Block, paying tribute to Nipsey Hussle along the way. As titled on the cover art, the album sees guest features from Rapsody, JoJo, Tobe Nwigwe, Jazmine Sullivan, and Angela Rye.
Stream “PAUL” here