PJ Morton has become known as one of the best and brightest stars in pop and R&B thanks to his own solo work (including his most recent effort PAUL) and being a member of pop/rock outfit Maroon 5. But PJ first cut his teeth in the church (he is a preacher’s kid, after all). To that effect, PJ will be reaching back to his roots with new album The Gospel According To PJ Morton, which is set to arrive next year. We don’t have to wait until 2020 to hear what he has in store, though, as he’s already released the project’s first single “All In His Plan.”
“All In His Plan” finds PJ bringing together the powerhouse vocal talents of gospel stars Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary for a track that is meant to instill hope in the midst of a storm. Originally written by PJ with Le’Andria in mind, “All In His Plan” fittingly begins with the Sunday Best winner as she gets personal with God. “Can I be honest? / Sometimes I don’t understand / Why do you let me fall when the world is in your hands?” she earnestly sings. “You could stop it all if you wanted to / But you don’t, you just let me go through / But I know you’d never let it kill me – only make me strong.” The ladies of Mary Mary also come through with a word as they preach on trusting God’s will and knowing that the solutions to life’s problems have already been worked out. While the ladies handle vocal duties, PJ provides them with a traditional gospel sound that includes plenty of organ and piano to make this feel like church on Sunday morning.
Many more collaborators will be joining PJ Morton on the upcoming gospel album, though he’s remained tight-lipped about their names thus far. However, you can stream “All In His Hands” below and also check out the song’s lyric video, which gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the song’s creation. If you’re in need of a word today, this may be the one to minister to your spirit.