Deluxe edition of Watch The SunPJ Morton expands his biggest and best, most honest and inward-looking album into a sweeping collection of 24 self-produced tracks, where his “smooth, soulful funk amalgamates with every style from reggae to Afrobeats” (ESSENCE). In addition to the 2022 LP’s original set of 11 songs that feature Alex IsleyEl DeBargeJill ScottJoJoNasStevie WonderWale and more, Watch The Sun’s deluxe edition includes instrumentals of the full record, tracked live by PJ Morton and his unbeatable rhythm section, dozens of strings players, horns and a marching band at the remote hideaway of Bogalusa, Louisiana’s Studio in The Country, as well as Morton’s Gumbo Studios at home in New Orleans. The extended track list also brings the brand new, heartrending ballad “If It Wasn’t For You,” plus the previously unreleased, star-studded Part 2 of “The Better Benediction,” which delivers a show-stopping set of vocal performances from Lisa Knowles-SmithLe’Andria JohnsonKeke WyattKierra Sheard and Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Pairing a laid-back, straight-ahead groove with an uplifting message of positivity and protection sung by PJ Morton, Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers and Darrel ‘Musiqcity’ Walls, the original “The Better Benediction” first arrived as Watch The Sun‘s final bow but soon emerged the album’s runaway hit. Following the music video’s millions of views and fans’ countless pleas for a second half, “The Better Benediction Pt. 2″ gives the song new life through an incomparable, all-female ensemble of close friends and collaborators. With goosebump-inducing solos and soul-stirring harmonies, the arrangement further serves as a musical, universal equivalent of the blessings bestowed when leaving the type of communal church that Morton came up in. Listen to Watch The Sun (Deluxe), out now on Morton Records, and see the music video for “The Better Benediction Pt. 2” (feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’Andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard), dropping on PJ Morton’s YouTube at 12pm EDT this Sunday, October 16th: https://www.youtube.com/pjmorton 
From earning his fourth consecutive year of GRAMMY wins as a self-produced, self-released artist, to laying it all on the line with the unapologetic and uncharacteristically personal Watch The Sun, PJ Morton is currently “in the midst of his greatest musical life yet” (VIBE). With additional legs of US, UK and EU tour dates coming up this fall, the album has brought him and his ten-piece band to more than forty shows across historic stages such as a sold-out Apollo Theater, The Ryman Auditorium, Newport Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival and beyond in 2022. PJ Morton was joined by Stevie Wonder at a recent stop in San Diego, and has also appeared on Good Morning AmericaJimmy Kimmel Live!The Kelly Clarkson ShowThe RealTamron Hall ShowJoe Budden PodcastNPR’s All Things Considered and more in support of the album. Learn about the making of Watch The Sun, the true challenges that PJ Morton faced in life and love, and what finally forced him to slow down and took a step back in an in-depth profile from CBS Mornings, and find his list of upcoming tour dates at pjmortonmusic.com/#shows


“The Better Benediction Pt. 2” Photo by Keith Anthony

Watch The Sun (Deluxe) Tracklist

Love’s Disease (Just Can’t Get Enough)

Biggest Mistake

Please Don’t Walk Away

Watch The Sun (feat. Chronixx)

My Peace (feat. JoJo & Mr. Talkbox)

Be Like Water (feat. Stevie Wonder & Nas)

So Lonely (feat. Wale)

Still Believe (feat. Jill Scott & Alex Isley)

Lil’ Too Heavy

On My Way (feat. El DeBarge)

The Better Benediction (feat. Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers & Darrel ‘MusiqCity’ Walls)

The Better Benediction Pt. 2 (feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’Andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard)

If It Wasn’t For You

Love’s Disease (Instrumental)

Biggest Mistake (Instrumental)

Please Don’t Walk Away (Instrumental)

Watch The Sun (Instrumental)

My Peace (Instrumental)

Be Like Water (Instrumental)

So Lonely (Instrumental)

Still Believe (Instrumental)

Lil’ Too Heavy (Instrumental)

On My Way (Instrumental)

The Better Benediction (Instrumental)

PJ Morton – 2022 Tour Dates

10/20 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

10/21 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

10/23 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!

10/25 – Boston, MA – Emerson Colonial Theatre

10/26 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

10/27 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall

10/30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

11/8 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute Birmingham

11/9 – London, UK – Electric Brixton

11/10 – Madrid, ES – Teatro Pavon (Villanos de Jazz Festival)

11/12 – Rome, IT – Alcazar Live

11/13 – Geneva, CH – Soulitude Festival 2022

11/14 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg

11/15 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser

11/18 – Lisbon, PT – Capitolio

11/19 – Famalicão, PT – Casa das Artes

11/20 – Paris, FR – Pan Piper

11/25 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore