What So Not‘s next single is here and it’s as “Beautiful” as to be expected!


Running in the same direction as much of WSN’s work, “Beautiful” featuring Winona Oak builds around an emotional, driving beat and opens into a whole world of inspiring sounds. In part a title track from the producer’s forthcoming debut album Not All The Beautiful Things, this single is sure to ignite chills as it focuses on finding the beauty in the broken, the flawed.

What So Not explains: “‘Beautiful’ enters delicately with Winona’s internal dialog. 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.”

This release join “Be Ok Again” featuring Daniel Johns and “Stuck In Orbit” featuring Buoy, both off What So Not’s new record, due out March 9. At this rate, Not All The Beautiful Things has all the makings to be one of the best electronic albums of 2018.

What So Not completely nails it with this one, per usual… Listen below and sing along with the lyrics!

What So Not – “Beautiful” featuring Winona Oak

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I hope you’re not thinking too much
I hope you’re not hoping too much
I hope I’m not asking too much
But I need you, yeah

[Chorus]
Cause your pain is beautiful
Your insane is beautiful
And I hate that you don’t know
Kills me that you don’t know

[Post-Chorus]
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah

Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah

[Verse 2]
I hope I’m not talking too much
I hope you don’t lock it all up
And I hope I don’t want it too much
But I need you, yeah

[Chorus]
Cause your pain is beautiful
Your insane is beautiful
And I hate that you don’t know
Kills me that you don’t know

[Post-Chorus]
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah
You, something
You, something
You, some you
You, some you

Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah

I need you, oh you, I need you, oh you
I need you, you, you
I need you, oh, you

[Chorus]
Cause your pain is beautiful
Your insane is beautiful
And I hate that you don’t know
Kills me that you don’t know

[Post-Chorus]
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ahYou, some you
You, some you
You, some you
You, some youI need you, need you, need you
I need you, need you, need you
I need you, need you, need you
I need, ah ah ah

 

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