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PJ Morton Announces New Album 'PAUL'
GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter PJ Morton is not done releasing solo music just yet. He has announced that his next album PAUL is set to be released Aug. 9.
The album, which follows 2017's Gumbo Unplugged, will be "the most honest expression of myself and my art that I've ever made," he said in a statement. "Everybody calls me PJ, but I came into this world as Paul. That struck me as the perfect title for this album because Paul is the purest form of who I am."
The singer teased new music when he spoke to the Recording Academy at ESSENCE Fest earlier this month. "I'm working on other new music, working on some TV shows," he said at the time. "We're keeping busy."
"I was struggling to figure out who I wanted to be and where I could fit in as a solo artist, and it honestly left me feeling pretty defeated," he said. "Coming back to New Orleans inspired a lot of new growth and perspective, though, and it helped me realize that the best thing I could be was myself."
His latest single from the 10-track album, "Ready," is a retro-inspired love song. Watch below: