Morrison Jnr releases first single

Inā te huhua o ngā waiata ka whakarewaina e te kamupene pūoro hou, e Wātea Music hei ngā wiki e haere ake nei, hei tautoko i ngā pūoro Māori. Nā Howie Morrison tuarua te putanga waiata tuatahi, kua mātakina rā e te rima mano tāngata neke atu, i ōna rangi tuatahi ki YouTube.

He waiata e kī ana "I Could Change My Life" kua whakahoua, nā tētehi o ngā kaiwhakangahau e mōhio whānuitia ana i Te Arawa, a Howie Morrison.

“Ngā kaitito mō tēnei waiata, ko au me Russell Harrison.  Ngā kaiwaiata, Russell, myself and a guy called Chris Powley. Kei te moe te waiata, nā puta mai anō te waiata, engari, kei te tini ētahi kupu kei roto i te waiata, ki te reo Māori”, hei tā Howie Morrison Jnr.

He waiata awe inamata nei, hei whakamihi ki tōna matua, ko tētehi o ngā kaiwhakangahau rongonui i Aotearoa, ara, ko Tā Howard Morrison, i mate, i titongia i te tau rua mano tekau.  Engari, kua tae ki te wā mō Howie.

E ai ki a Morrison Jnr, “All my life I've lived in the shadow of my dad, and it's my way of saying okay, I love you father, you're where ever you are, I'm still here, I've lived more years than I've got left, so it's about me just making a statement, you know, me trying to do my thing now.”

Ko te rangi e tohu nei i tōna ngākaunui mō ngā reo nui i ngā wā o mua, hei whakaatu i ngā āhuatanga o tōna matua, kāore i te mōhio whānuitia ana.

“How he was, and how we perceived to see him as a family man, he taught us how to hunt, he taught us how to fish, every Sunday we'd be on the back yard, playing games, singing songs”, hei tā Morrison Jnr.

Ka whakarewa a Waatea Music i ngā waiata toru hou mai i ngētehi atu kaiwaiata Māori, hei ngā wiki e tū mai nei.