Sydney favourite What So Not and Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns have linked up for a fiery new collaboration, ‘Be Ok Again’.
It’s the second single from the Chris ‘Emoh’ Emerson since he dropped ‘Better’ back in September, and also the first track that Emerson has ever sung on. The collab apparently came about completely by chance, with Johns walking past a studio in which Emerson and Perth mates Slumberjack were jamming in.
“Dan seemed intrigued and started joking he had to leave before he decided to cancel his plans and track vocals with us for the next 10hrs,” Emerson wrote on Facebook yesterday. “A few days later, he reached out via a mutual friend and invited me up the coast to stay and work with him out of his home studio.”
“We clicked instantly on concepts, character development, sonics and writing styles, then locked onto one song in particular. ‘Be Ok Again’ was a really personal track for me. I was kind of embarrassed to show someone of his calibre as I had written and sung my own topline to feel out the idea.
“To my surprise, he loved it and not only was he happy to re-sing my parts, he encouraged me to keep my voice on the record. I ended up doing a bunch of writing trips to Daniel’s studio and safe to say he’s become quite a good friend and mentor.”
Listen to the track below.