Vory captured the attention of millions when Kanye West‘s transcendent tenth studio album Donda took center stage last summer.
On tracks like “Jonah,” “No Child Left Behind” and “God Breathed,” the Houston singer-rapper either supplied bone-chilling, ominous, epically-sung hooks or masterful refrains in his performances — outwardly possessing one of the richest, most vibrant voices in all of music. Signed to Meek Mill‘s DreamChasers label and mentored by Ye, Vory’s star is only going up from here on out.
Riding off the high of a Ye co-sign and Meek Mill’s support, Vory has leveled up once again, dropping his debut studio album, Lost Souls on Friday (June 3).
Hoping to find the “Lost Souls” he’s been looking for on this project, Vory’s track list consists of features from melodic powerhouses like Fresco Trey, Landstrip Chip — who was on Vory’s previous project — and BEAM, as well as pre-released singles like “Do Not Disturb” with NAV and BLEU and “Daylight” with Kanye West.
“Daylight” featuring Ye, released on May 30, showcases Vory’s ability to captivate fans with his booming vocal prowess. Originally expected to be a part of Ye’s Donda experience, he and Vory trade verses seamlessly as Ye croons a swooning “Day and night” hook over uplifting synths and a hard-hitting alt-drum pattern.
This track also comes off the back of Kanye West’s new collaboration “True Love” with the late-XXXTentacion, another repurposed song meant to land on Donda’s sequel.
I’m there for the kids, I’m trying to live for them
And I’m tryin’ to change the script
Sometimes, it just can’t be did
I’m dead, lifeless, untold silence
And I blame it on the system’
Cuz it was never set up for us to winVory — “Daylight”
“Do Not Disturb” (May 13) with BLEU and NAV was the lead promotional effort, detailing his experience with a toxic relationship as he tries to avoid conflict with cash.
Vory began his career helping to write hits for Drake, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and other high profile acts — eventually winning a Grammy for his work on The Carters‘ Everything Is Love. Steadily becoming a burgeoning name in the R&B-rap scene, projects like 2018’s Lucky Me, his 2020 breakout self-titled VORY and now “Lost Souls” will surely turn many heads of fans and peers.
With plethora of star-studded talent, Lost Souls lifts the YZY-co-signed rapper to new heights.
Check out ‘Lost Souls’ by Vory below!