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June 17, 2022

PJ Morton: “Please Don’t Walk Away”

By: Jack Anderson

Over the past decade, it’s been an absolute pleasure to watch NOLA pianist-singer-composer PJ Morton move up from mere Maroon 5 recognition into mainstream awareness. His grasp over gospel, R&B, soul, jazz, and beyond have earned PJ Morton four Grammys – Best Traditional R&B Performance for his 2019 cover of Bee Gee’s “How Deep Is Your Love”, Best R&B Song for his 2020 JoJo duet “Say So”, Best Gospel Album for last year’s Gospel According to PJ: From the Songbook of PJ, and Album of the Year for his vocal contributions to Jean Baptiste’s latest LP We Are. PJ’s already scored studio time with an extensive roster of A-list collaborators, and on Morton’s newest full-length Watch the Sun, he managed to land some massive talent. Watch the Sun features the legends Nas and Stevie Wonder on the same track, ’80s icon El DeBarge, Alex Isley and Jill Scott on the same song, hip-hop heavyweight Wale and more. Despite the variety of backgrounds from those featured artists, PJ Morton’s visionary style pulls them all together through a consistent ray across Watch the Sun. So while the entire Lone Star State seeks shade in a historic heatwave, we’d recommend that you Watch the Sun tomorrow night at Emo’s. Once you’re there, we guarantee you’ll be enthralled with Morton’s showmanship and soulfully inventive originals like “Please Don’t Walk Away”.


September 28, 2023

Daniel Fears: “Say Something”

Here at KUTX and Song of the Day, we try to be as dutiful as we can in providing both an accurate representation of the Austin Music Experience and great tunes. But honestly, all talent aside, for some local artists we often have to dig around to find something that’s actually airwave worthy. Daniel Fears, […]


September 27, 2023

Nihiloxica: “Asidi”

What happens when you aggressive UK bass collides with testosterone-driven Bugandan percussion? Nothing quiet, that’s for sure. That specific combo of acoustic and electronic, of modern and traditional first came about with the formation of Nihiloxica half a decade back, when UK producers Spooky-J and pq linked up with Nilotika Cultural Ensemble members Isa, Sally, […]


September 26, 2023

Restos: “Time”

If you remember Western Youth, then you’re familiar with Graham Weber. And if you know Graham Weber, you know he lays down great work wherever he may wander. A decade and a half into his solo discography, Weber launched Western Youth right here in Austin in the late twenty-teens and spearheaded their solo eponymous full-length. […]