Last month, the teenage Atlanta singer-songwriter Raury released Indigo Child, his debut mixtape, and he was being touted as a next big thing before it even dropped. Soon enough, he’ll head out on tour with the masked British dance producer SBTRKT. And Raury and SBTRKT have also come together on “Higher,” the third track we’ve heard from SBTRKT’s forthcoming album Wonder When We Land, following the Ezra Koenig collab “New Dorp, New York” and the Sampha collab “Temporary View.” (The album also features people like Jessie Ware, A$AP Ferg, and Caroline Polachek.) “Higher” is honestly a better showcase for Raury than anything on Indigo Child; it’s a dizzy, urgent, half-sung/half-rapped freakout. And SBTRKT’s warm, woozy track mostly stays out of his way. Listen to it below.
Wonder When We Land is out 9/23 on Young Turks.