Fresh off collaborative projects with Lorde and SBTRKT, Atlanta rapper-singer Raury has released a new standalone song called “Fly”. Featuring guest contributions from Malik Shakur, the acoustic ballad doubles as both an ode to slain black teen Michael Brown and a call for equality in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
“I hope one day we fly, above the things that make humanity divide,” Raury sings during the hook. In a string of tweets posted within the last week, the rising musician explained that he wrote “Fly” after “hearing Darren Wilson was not being indicted for murdering Mike Brown. I wrote it instantly.” He added, “I know it’s a new year but we can’t forget what happened and that they have been killing our people, your people, my people.” Listen in below.
Raury’s debut mixtape, Indigo Child, is available now.