UNL Atlanta Alum, Malia Murray, Directs Music Video for Raury; Receives Support from Pharrell Williams

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Last year, Malia reviews photos with Usher at a photo shoot for Southern Journal Magazine.

Malia Murray, a member of Usher’s New Look since she was in 9th grade and now an alum of University of Georgia, just directed a music video for the song ‘Fly’ by Atlanta artist Raury (Columbia Records)! The video uses animation to portray black history and recent killings caused by police brutality. Malia wrote the storyboard and concept for the video, as well as provided the drawings for the animation.

“The first time I heard the song, I knew exactly how I envisioned the video. We created it from influences like ‘School House Rock’. We wanted to make something young people could watch and understand.”

Today, Pharrell premiered the video through his I Am OTHER social media channels. Check out the video below and get to know Malia’s New Look story here.