The hype for What So Not’s album is at an all-time high. Due March 9th, the Australian producer’s forthcoming album will be released via Counter Records. The tracklist includes collaborations with SLUMBERJACK, San Holo, Skrillex, Rome Fortune and more.
Now, What So Not has revealed the third song from the project, titled “Beautiful.” Featuring Swedish vocalist Winona Oak, the new single offers lush chords, a breathtaking topline and an unexpected house drop. The highly acclaimed producer has been straying from his distinctive style, alluring to the notion that his album will be his most diverse work to date.
“‘Beautiful’ enters delicately with Winona’s internal dialog,” explained What So Not. “There’s a sense of optimism, anxiousness & longing, but also an undertone of sadness. All reinforced with the incredible duality along her vocal range. It’s always intrigued me how this song evokes such a feeling of freedom & open space yet the protagonist sounds quite troubled. I think the hypnotic & intoxicating energy of the production also adds to this perplexity. We put this together in the jungle of Nicaragua which definitely had a sizeable impact on the sound pallet but one of my favorite things has to be how ‘Robert Plant’ Ryan McMahon (Captain Cuts) managed to propel his vocal adlib.”
Over three years in the making, Not All The Beautiful Things is about transformation and metamorphosis. Making things even more personal, What So Not is in full control of every aspect, from the stage design and visuals to the music videos and merchandise. “I didn’t want to put anything out that doesn’t cohesively match the essence of the songs,” he explains.
Pre-save Not All The Beautiful Things here and listen to “Beautiful” below.
What So Not – Not All The Beautiful Things Tracklist:
1. What So Not & SLUMBERJACK – Warlord
2. What So Not – Be Ok Again (feat. Daniel Johns)
3. What So Not – Beautiful (feat. Winona Oak)
4. What So Not – Stuck In Orbit (feat. BUOY)
5. What So Not & James Earl – Demons (feat. Rome Fortune & Tommy Swisher)
6. What So Not & Skrillex – Goh (feat. KLP)
7. What So Not & Toto – We Keep On Running
8. What So Not & San Holo – If You Only Knew (feat. Daniel Johns)
9. What So Not – Monsters (feat. Michael Christmas & tobi lou)
10. What So Not & Dyro – Bottom End
11. Same Mistakes (feat. Daniel Johns)
12. What So Not – Us (feat. Daniels)
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