What So Not unveils chill new single We Can Be Friends ft. Herizen ahead of Laneway

What So Not unveils chill new single We Can Be Friends ft. Herizen ahead of Laneway

It's his first official single since his debut album All The Beautiful Things.

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With an impending run of shows on the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival tour, What So Not has unveiled a chill new single with Herizen, who he met at a Nicaraguan songwriting camp and instantly developed a connection with. "On the first take, Herizen belted out the chorus over some chords I was playing. We caught a moment and ran with it," he says. "I’d been listening to a lot of Dilla, did some simple drum programming and played in textures and riffs on a Nord. As the song developed I retained that feel, keeping the production light & lush centering the song around the beautiful & haunting vocal."

Given the more meditative, introspective turns on his debut All The Beautiful Things were amongst the most exciting elements of that release, it's cool to see him sticking to playing in that sandbox on this latest release. Although we've got no doubt those Laneway shows (and Mountain Sounds mid-February) will be anything but chill. Check the full run of dates below the single, below:

TOUR DATES:

Sat 2 Feb - Laneway Festival, Brisbane

Sun 3 Feb - Laneway Festival, Sydney

Fri 8 Feb - Laneway Festival, Adelaide

Sat 9 Feb - Laneway Festival, Melbourne

Sun 10 Feb - Laneway Festival, Fremantle

Fri 15-Sat 16 Feb - Mountain Sounds Festival @ Somersby, New South Wales

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