Listen: ‘Claustrophobic’ is PJ Morton’s New Anthem for Dreamers

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Back in 2015, PJ Morton shared a non-promotional song called “Claustrophobic.” Today, the Maroon 5 member releases an updated version as the first single from his upcoming album, Gumbo.

On the soulful and unapologetic track, which features rapper Pell, Morton sings about his refusal to give into the pressure of conforming to trends in the music industry.

“I must admit I’m claustrophobic / I have a hard time trying to fit into your small mind / And I have a habit of dreaming bigger than anything I can see right in front of me,” Morton sings.

Morton explained the meaning behind the song to Solange Knowles’ digital publication Saint Heron:

I’m an artist who has chosen, outside of being a part of Maroon 5, to follow a path that is not necessarily the most popular one. 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. This was at a time where I was going around to different labels, kind of letting them listen to my music, and it was at that point where I realized what was most important to me. 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. That is basically where this song came from. For me, it became the anthem for the dreamer and a message to all of the doubters.

Gumbo is expected to release in April on Morton Records.

Listen to “Claustrophobic” below.

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Willie Taylor Releases New Song ‘Naked’ featuring Jeremih

Valentine’s Day may be over but love is still in the air. Willie Taylor of Day26 teams with his cousin Jeremih for a sexy new track titled “Naked.” The title of the track is pretty self-explanatory. The two sing about an intimate night with a love interest.

“Enough with the drunk talk, we already faded / And right now these clothes are overrated, can I take them off?” Taylor sings.

Jeremih comes towards the end of the track and sings about recording his session. “Camera’s on don’t you act funny on me / Booty so stupid, go dummy on it / Throw it back, I’ma throw money on that,” he sings.

Listen to “Naked” below.

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Not everyone has a Valentine today. 6LACK shows love to Team Single with his new song “Cutting Ties.” On the dark track, 6LACK breaks up with his girlfriend, further stating he just needs to be alone.

“I been tryna balance all this on my plate / I ain’t tryna be lying to your face / You can do better than that / Something I need to share before you rest here / I know that you gave your best here / But I can’t figure out what’s next here,” he sings on the OZ-produced cut. He continues, “When it comes to cutting ties, girl, I’m like a pro.”

6LACK went on Instagram to confirm the song is for those who are not in a relationship. “If you have a valentine good for you, if you don’t this for you,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Cutting Ties” is the first song 6LACK has released in 2018. The song follows his collaborative track with Timbaland, “Grab The Wheel,” which was released last December.

Listen to “Cutting Ties” below.

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