I was told by a friend that I had to play a game on his website to download this new artist’s music. It intrigued me and I tried it out this morning. After attempting the game a few times, I dug deeper to find out about this artist, Raury, from East Atlanta. He’s 17. He’s individualistic. He appears to stand up as a voice of the younger generation that has grown up with world wide access to information.
Taken from Noisey interview: I’m not really here to fit into these other types of music. I’m here to break open my own lane. Because I see what’s going on – the predominantly club or hip-hop type sounds – but I know a whole circle, 30 or 50 kids, that would rather go and hit a bonfire than hit the club. That would rather go to the High Art Museum all day and go look at cool shit than get drunk and wasted. And then we can go to the club the next day. The kids nowadays are so open to everything else. Even at my high school, everybody knows who Bon Iver or King Krule or people like that are. These kids, they’re bored with the same stuff.
I always wanted to be that kind of artist where you can listen to it and think “thank god this person exists. Thank god you can listen to this kind of music now.” The kind of thing that you can just identify with it.
Directed by Andrew Donoho and Carlon Ramong
Written by Carlon Ramong
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