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.
And you don't want this life bruh!
And I would tell an asker
Of my life experience to be a doctor or an actor
I'm on an odyssey, under pressure i'm cracking
They watching me watching me watching
Watching, I know they watching me
Schizophrenia haunting me runs in my family
And we got some problems
Beyond the fact that we cannot seem
To stick together forever watching our fathers leave
Mama sister and aunty and grandma
Was all I'd really see at all these family reunions
And since I'm booming
I'm like the man of the clan
With the family on my back