What So Not has returned with an exciting collaboration with rising artist Herizen!
The drought of music from What So Not ended yesterday as fans everywhere rejoiced over the first release since his debut album Not All The Beautiful Things dropped last March. The track, titled “We Can Be Friends”, is a collaboration with singer-songwriter Herizen, a Florida native who’s best known for her role as Mylene Cruz on Netflix’s The Get Down.
Meeting at a writing camp in Nicaragua, What So Not and Herizen instantly hit it off with the track completely falling into place naturally. When asked about the release, Emoh explained “On the first take, Herizen belted out the chorus over some chords I was playing. We caught a moment and ran with it.” Herizen went on to speak about the meaning of the tune, stating that it was all about “letting go of someone you love for the better and feeling all the pain in that detachment, with the hope that it could end in friendship.”
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This song may be the two’s first together, but their chemistry is clear and the meaning behind the track fits this bittersweetness perfectly. “We Can Be Friends” is a dreamy track featuring haunting vocals that toy with your emotions, with its melancholy lyrics hidden behind its lighthearted production. It’s truly a beautiful return from What So Not and an exciting glimpse into Herizen’s bright future as an artist.
Stream or download “We Can Be Friends” out now on Counter Records on your favorite platform!
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