Chris Emerson (aka What So Not) is back with new music, setting the right vibe with new single "We Can Be Friends."
The simmering new cut is a collaboration with Herizen, the singer-actress from Netflix's The Get Down. And according to Emerson, the track came together rather easily during a writing camp in Nicaragua.
"On the first take, Herizen belted out the chorus over some chords I was playing," he says of the experience. "We caught a moment and ran with it. 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 and lush centering the song around the beautiful and haunting vocal."
The song arrives with an accompanying video, co-directed by Justin Frick and Corrin Evans, who sought to capture the "emotional cloudiness that people often experience when going through a heartbreak."
As Emerson also points out, they crowdsourced to find the number of colorful fish tanks used in the video.
Watch the video below and see What So Not's upcoming tour dates here.