PJ Morton is a GRAMMY, Stellar & Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, & multi-instrumentalist & Maroon 5 keyboardist.
In addition to boasting collaborations with Adam Levine, Lil Wayne, & Busta Rhymes, his critically acclaimed 2013 offering, New Orleans, earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best R&B Song” for “Only One” [feat. Stevie Wonder]. In addition to figuring prominently on Maroon 5’s multiplatinum Overexposed and V, Morton has written and produced for everybody from BJ The Chicago Kid, Jermaine Dupri, and Jazmine Sullivan to Monica and India.Arie.
Among many other accolades, he has published his literary debut Why Can’t I Sing About Love? in 2009, and become music director for Solange following the release of her critically acclaimed opus A Seat At The Table.
In April 2017, he released his 5th studio album & first offering for his own Morton Records, Gumbo from the funkified grooves of “Claustrophobic” [feat. Pell] to the unifying and undeniable message of “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” [feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & The Hamiltones]. In 2018, this album was Grammy nominated for Best R&B Album and his single, First Began was nominated for Best R&B Song.
A military brat born in Petersburg, Virginia and reared in Germany & Houston, Brik. Liam is in a lane that is authentically his own. Fusing classic soul vibes of Marvin Gayewith the urban contemporary sounds we hear today.
His name "Brik" was derived from a synonym search of his favorite color, red. Which also explains the signature red balloon seen in his performances and visuals. Liam is the abbreviated version of his surname "Williams" Thus the moniker "Brik.Liam" was birthed.
His message is simple yet necessary... "Let Go" which is further symbolized with the red balloon.
When asked what his mission as an artist was, and how he feels he contributes to the state of the evolution of music, he had this to say:
"I disagree when people label music “real” as if other music isn’t. but i just simply want to be myself and show other people that it’s okay for them to do that too. my goal in creating music and art is to 1. make people feel. period. they have to feel me before they hear me, the music lasts longer that way too. 2. i want people to be affected by the content, i want them to feel understood and heard, i want them to make better choices and find happiness, because of the telling of my story. 3. because i love complex musicality, i try to drop that in my music. though many believe that people can’t stomach more complex music i believe that they can be taught to. i want to grow the consumer's ear. and in my writing, i want to do the same thing. i want to grow their minds and imagination, little by little. and my biggest goal of all is to always grow as an artist and human being."