Raury just unloaded a boatload of music.
In February, the Atlanta artist resurfaced with a song called “Odyssey” that broke down his current mind state. Along with the song, he also shared a message to his fans, explaining his absence, revealing a departure from his label, and a promise to never stop giving.
“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,” he said. “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,” he continued. “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.”
The journey continues today, with Raury taking to his SoundCloud page to share nearly two dozen records—including a pair of collaborations with Corinne Bailey Rae.
“Industry play too many games. Gonna just wing it, follow my heart and do it my way,” Raury says. “Welcome to the Woods.”
Compiled in a playlist by yours truly, the full collection of songs can be heard below.