Raury, a singer-songwriter from Atlanta, is an artist whose style is “tough to pin down”, but in the best way possible. His funk-y, soulful, calming vocals grace the video for “Fly” featuring Malik Shakur. The lyrics and visuals (directed by Malia Murray) act as an ode to those who have been wrongfully murdered, celebrating those who are now in a better place. In addition to “Fly”, you can check out the rest of Raury’s work on SoundCloud, including his 2014 mixtape Indigo Child. You can also keep up with the artist on Twitter and Facebook.
“I wrote ‘Fly’ right after hearing that Darren Wilson was not being indicted for murdering Mike Brown. I wrote it instantly that the words and music didn’t even feel like mine. I knew that this track belonged to the universe. ‘Fly’ is a reset button on the revolution. ‘Fly’ is an ode to the ones who were wrongfully murdered, mourning the deaths and also looking on the bright side to help us find peace in the fact that they are in a better place, they fly in heaven now.
“My best friend Malik Shakur also felt the need to express his hope for the future and the growth of Black excellence when he recorded with me in the midst of America trying to capture his Aunt Assata Shakur. He also looks to walk along with me, as we heal the world through love and high-frequency music.”