After partnering up with Justin Timberlake and Charlie Sexton at the Hope For Haiti Now telethon two weeks ago, Matt Morris has found a suprise hit on his hands with “Hallelujah.” The trio’s cover of the Leonard Cohen tune initially debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #48, and this week jumped up to #13.
Morris, who helped pen Kelly Clarkson’s “Miss Independent” with Christina Aguilera, hit up Lopez Tonight to perform his reggae-inflected song “Love,” which Matt wrote for his husband Sean Michael Morris. Watch below!
And while we’re on the topic of amore, Matt spoke of love, particularly the same-sex kind, with the Huffington Post last month.
“When certain fundamental elements of life become political, like love, to have any integrity, you have to have a political voice,” he said. “You just have to be honest.”
Here’s a video Morris uploaded yesterday while listening to his song “Live Forever” being played on San Diego’s 94.1 FM—the first time he ever heard one of his songs on the radio: