“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.”
After sharing his frustrations with the industry in an illuminating interview with DJ Booth, Raury has shared “Odyssey,” a song which collects his racing thoughts as he assesses the conflicted position he’s found himself in. “It’s like I’m lost at sea / Oftenly walking cautiously / Constantly people bother me / Offer me hella prophecies / Profiting off the prodigy / Thinking I’m blinded, but I can see / People full of shit / I’m just here to give the colostomy,” he raps in an urgent double time over a drumless acoustic guitar loop. He also reveals more personal fears, including the fact that Schizophrenia runs in his family. In the caption for “Odyssey,” he describes it as “a song breaking down exactly how I feel in this stage of my life as a light worker in such a dark industry.”
It is the rapper and singer’s first release since announcing his departure from Columbia Records earlier this year. He released his debut album All We Need in 2015.