What So Not is back with new music following the early 2018 release of his debut full-length album, Not All The Beautiful Things. On his latest, “We Can Be Friends,” the Aussie beat maker picks back up where he left off, letting the production elements melt into the background, allowing the featured vocals to be front and center in new release. What So Not taps up-and-comer Herizen for the new track—the release was born when the two met at a writing camp in Nicaragua.
They comment that the vocals and production almost immediately fell into place. What So Not notes, “On the first take, Herizen belted out the chorus over some chords I was playing.” He continues,
“We caught a moment and ran with it.”
The simple, yet captivating, melody can seems inspired by peace in an otherwise chaotic setting and showcases both artists’ ability to let a lyrical story speak for itself. The “Divide & Conquer” producer allows his pensive beat to serve as the track’s backdrop with electronic elements accenting Herizen’s emphatic top-line. Prior to being featured on “We Can Be Friends,” Herizen’s breakout came with her role in Netflix’s now-defunct The Get Down, though now with a What So Not collaboration in the books, we might be seeing her career as a vocalist begin to really take off.
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