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Raury Gets Deep & Animated For New Video "Fly"

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

ATLien Raury makes his return today to drop off this very dope new visual, “Fly.” I thought the song was cool when it came out, but the video absolutely enhances it. In the animated vid, we take a trip through the history books and make stops at important moments in African American history, both positive and negative. Raury looks to pay tribute to the courageous leaders who have fought for equality and justice throughout time. Get some more detailed words from Raury, below. Video directed by Malia Murray. Raury's Indigo Child EP is out now.

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.