Music is no doubt one of the best ways to say something that you couldn’t in conversation. If you’re in need of evidence, look no further than Atlanta singer-songwriter Raury. Known for colouring outside of the lines when it comes to genre and hitting the nail on the head when it comes to generally unspoken feelings, he recently told his Twitter followers that his new work is particularly personal – and his latest release, ‘Like a Star’, is a testament to all of the above.

Donnie Trumpet takes the helm as producer for ‘Like a Star’, teaming with Raury to fuse hip-hop and jazz together to make some truly delectable, low-key music. The track is built around a sample of Corinne Bailey Rae‘s 2006 soulful number of the same name, her buttery voice met with delicate, wavering synth and Raury’s own distant vocals. “We’re so very young and full of love / You convinced my soul that maybe I should stay,” his voice whirls over the throbbing background production. The resulting sound is as cool and dusky as that twilight period before the night’s sky sets in and Raury’s star reveals itself – whoever it is.

Buy Raury’s debut LP All We Need here. Feature image by Zoe Rain via