Raury Reaches The Tipping Point On Ferguson-Inspired “Fly”


After the 2014 release of his Indigo Child EP, 18-year old singer-songwriter Raury ushers in 2015 with the release of “Fly.” The cut, co-produced by Willie Linton, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, and the Indigo Child himself, hits home by tackling issues in American culture and media, including Ferguson and the “wrongfully murdered.”

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Of the record, Raury said:

“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”

Listen to the cut above.