Leading up to the April 21 release of his album, Gumbo, New Orleans native and Maroon 5 band keyboardist/songwriter PJ Morton, has dropped off another funky single, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," featuring the Hamiltones and BJ the Chicago Kid.

Complete with hand claps, energetic horns, a gospel-esque bridge and soulful ad-libs, the upbeat track is definitely summertime barbecue ready. PJ and BJ handle the verses while the Hamiltones provide nice synergy on the background vocals.

The song follows the re-worked version of his single, "Claustrophobic," which was born out of his frustration with the music business and his desire to dodge the confines of conformity.

"Those in positions of power are usually trying to adjust you and tailor you to fit what they would like to sell to the masses," he explained in an interview with Saint Heron. "Yes, I want a lot of people to hear my music. Yes, I want to play huge venues. But I don't want to do it at the expense of not being who I am or at the expense of not saying what I want to say."

You can take a listen to PJ's latest below. Pre-order the album on i-tunes here.


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