First Listen: El Debarge helps PJ Morton on his "Way"

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    (December 9, 2022) PJ Morton has reached that point in his career where artists line up to collaborate with him – either by appearing on his projects or tapping him to be on theirs. That’s what 18 Grammy nominations and four wins since 2013 will get you. Those 18 nominations include the two Morton received in 2022 for the golden victrolas to be awarded on Feb. 5, 2023.

    Morton earned Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song and for Best R&B Album. The latter is for his 2022 album Watch the Sun, a project that featured collaborations between Morton and Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Wale and El DeBarge, just to name a few.

    DeBarge is also an artist who works well with others, as evidenced by his recent work with legends Ronald Isley and Phillip Bailey on the remake of Switch’s “There’ll Never Be,” a band that included El DeBarge’s bothers Tommy and Bobby. 

    (December 9, 2022) PJ Morton has reached that point in his career where artists line up to collaborate with him – either by appearing on his projects or tapping him to be on theirs. That’s what 18 Grammy nominations and four wins since 2013 will get you. Those 18 nominations include the two Morton received in 2022 for the golden victrolas to be awarded on Feb. 5, 2023.

    Morton earned Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song and for Best R&B Album. The latter is for his 2022 album Watch the Sun, a project that featured collaborations between Morton and Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Wale and El DeBarge, just to name a few.

    DeBarge is also an artist who works well with others, as evidenced by his recent work with legends Ronald Isley and Phillip Bailey on the remake of Switch’s “There’ll Never Be,” a band that included El DeBarge’s bothers Tommy and Bobby. 

    Morton’s vocals pair nicely with DeBarge’s buttery tenor on “On My Way,” a cut that has the sound of the smooth 1980s R&B that made DeBarge a star both with his family group and as a solo artist. The tune pays homage to the Motown songs from the 1960s and 70s such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” or “I’ll Be There” where love transcends the bound of a relationship that has ended.  Check out Morton and DeBarge on “On My Way” here.

    By Howard Dukes

     PJ Morton feat. El DeBarge
    "On My Way"

     
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