PJ Morton was up bright and early this morning to perform his latest single “My Peace” on Good Morning America for the song’s television debut live from Times Square. Morton wasn’t alone, bringing his collaborators JoJo and Mr. Talkbox along with him as well as a full band to give viewers a jolt of music more effective than their morning coffee.
Before PJ and his crew performed, he did a quick interview with GMA host Linsey Davis who asked him the key to choosing the perfect artists to collaborate with and to give some insight into “My Peace.” He let her know that the song was born out of the chaos of the pandemic. “I think all of us kinda felt that nobody was worth our peace. That’s all we had. We saw everything could be taken away so quickly. So I gotta keep my peace,” PJ stated.
GMA then gave PJ the stage, and he did what he does best. Seated behind his trusty keyboard, the Live Show Killer struck again like a smooth criminal.
The indoor set was decorated like a backyard with faux bushes and flowers and a trellis behind the musicians. The decor gave springtime vibes while PJ and JoJo exchanged lyrics about not wanting anyone to kill their vibe or disturb their peace on the self-care bop. While PJ and JoJo did their thing, Mr. Talkbox complemented their harmonies with his signature talkbox flourishes. Everyone on stage excelled, but it was the trio of horn players playing the horns that PJ sampled from Outkast‘s “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” that truly set this performance off.
PJ Morton is counting down the days until the release of his eighth album Watch The Sun on Friday, April 29th. That same day he will perform on the opening day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in his beloved hometown. If you can’t make it to NOLA for Jazz Fest, watch this GMA performance below for a lively preview of what to expect.