Back in 2014, then-18-year-old Georgia artist Raury got a big look with an appearance on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack. Curator Lorde tweeted she was a fan, Raury recovered from the initial surprise, they started emailing and…voilà.
After hearing Lorde was looking to appeal to “a younger crowd”—the disc ended up including Miguel, Pusha T, CHVRCHES, Tove Lo, Charli XCX, Major Lazer, Kanye West and Tinashe—Raury sent over his song, “Lost Souls,” the same week.
Raury, who just dropped his debut album All We Need in October, holds the inspiring experience close to his heart, telling Fuse:
“I’m just proud of that girl, man. I’m proud of all young kids, young artists, no matter what genre, whatever they’re talking about, I’m proud they’re out here and doing well. We are the change, we are those new layers and seasons, we are 2020. I just can’t wait to see everybody grow."