Raury Returns From Hiatus With “Odyssey”

blame it on Meka February 22, 2018

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.