To say that Raury has been quiet lately would be an extreme understatement.
Since his debut album, All We Need, in 2015, the Atlanta artist has made news for different reasons: in 2017 he staged a protest during Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring-Summer ’18 show… while he walked in it. He would also split from his longtime imprint LVRN-LoveRenaissance, home to fellow ATLien 6LACK.
Following his appearance on Jaden Smith‘s “Falcon,” Raury has broken his silence with his first single of 2018, “Odyssey.” He also shared a lengthy message as well:
Here is a song breaking down exactly how I feel in this stage of my life as a light worker in such a dark industry. I don’t know how all my idols got turned into something else but I can’t give in and play “the game” I would much rather rip myself from this labyrinth of ego, manipulation and greed. Trust my fans and know that for the music I give them I can survive. I just want to jam with my friends in the woods, be liberated of the matrix, and leave the keys behind.
Until then I promise you I never quit music, it just Takes one hell of a plan to move ice across the desert. I will protect my vision, I will deliver these messages, I will not be stopped.
Will be playing in the woods, selling t’s giving music for free and leading a career that actually helps people. No longer with LVRN no longer with Columbia. I now embark on a Journey aligned with my artistic purpose.
Listen to it below.