"Surprises" serves as MJ's first solo album featuring collaborations with artists Trey Para (@trey.para) of Kansas City and Athis from Des Moines, IA. Mostly a collection of love songs and funk grooves the album demonstrates MJ's ability to create a unique sound that calls back to the golden age of 70's and 80's soul and funk. The album's title comes from the fact that this work and MJ's musical efforts came out of nowhere, since MJ is traditionally a visual artist. The album's artwork was shot by UNL graduate photographer Quinton Fortney (@lilmangodance). The album is available on all streaming platforms including youtube, spotify, soundcloud and apple music.