Raury’s message is one we can all understand and believe in #AllLivesMatter
Raury’s latest audio release came a few months ago and paid tribute to the likes of Eric Garner and Michael Brown while also expressing some desires for his unborn son. Overall, it promotes a message that Pharrell himself succinctly said on Facebook this afternoon, sharing the all-new video for “Fly” featuring Malik Shakur above.
The video becomes an effective, animated, history lesson that drives home the message even more. No doubt you’ll be moved by this… much respect, Raury.
Deep in my heart I know everything is going to be alright.
– raury #indigoChild
Raury takes a break from his ongoing tour to deliver a poignant new record, simply titled “Fly”. He croons over wrongful deaths, immediately inspired to write the record after Darren Wilson’s non-indictment. The track not only connects lyrically as Raury strays far from cliche, but also musically. The acoustic base of course, but also the violin from Luisa Lee (Willie Linton & Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman also co-produced with Raury). Closing out the record is Malik Shakur, who performs some spoken word, adding to the story, and being the appropriate fit.
“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.
Deep in my heart I know everything is going to be alright. – raury #indigoChild”