PJ Morton caught up with Billboard’s Desire Thompson on the red carpet at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10), chatting about the inspiration behind his song “Claustrophobic” and teasing an upcoming collaboration with JoJo.
Asked about the inspiration behind his song “Claustrophobic,” Morton says that the song is the reason he went back home to New Orleans. “I was still living here in L.A., and taking meetings about my music and saw that people were really trying to change who I was, and trying to make me into what they thought I should be,” he says.
“I felt claustrophobic in that and ended up going back home to New Orleans, and making one of my best works that's been nominated now back-to-back years, so it's pretty crazy, pretty exciting,” he continues. “The reception, and how it's resonated, is the reward for deciding to stick to my guns and be who I wanted to be as an artist.”