After teasing fans for several days, What So Not has finally unleashed his new collaboration with fellow Australian musician Daniel Johns. “Be Ok Again” is a personal song for the powerhouse producer, as he eloquently describes in the Instagram post with Johns below. Stream the track and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.
What So Not – Be Ok Again (feat. Daniel Johns) | Purchase
Thinking back, one of the first songs I learned in my childhood band was ‘Tomorrow’ by Silverchair. It’s crazy to think at age 15 Daniel Johns & his mates from Newcastle (Australia) were on stadium tours with The Red Hot Chili Peppers & a double platinum album in the bag. Fast forward to 2017, jamming in a session with Slumberjack & Daniel happens to walk by the studio. Dan seemed intrigued & started joking he had to leave before he decided to cancel his plans & track vocals with us for the next 10hrs. A few days later, he reached out via a mutual friend & invited me up the coast to stay & work with him out of his home studio. We clicked instantly on concepts, character development, sonics & writing styles, then locked onto one song in particular. Be Ok Again was a really personal track for me. I was kind of embarrassed to show someone of his calibre as I had written and sung my own topline to feel out the idea. To my surprise, he loved it & not only was he happy to re-sing my parts, he encouraged me to keep my voice on the record. I ended up doing a bunch of writing trips to Daniel’s studio & safe to say he’s become quite a good friend & mentor. I can’t wait to share this song with you tomorrow & everything else i have in store for 2018 ???? ???? @ebflow