“Over the last while, Emoh and I have been moving in different directions creatively, we haven’t made any music together in quite a while,” he explains. “Our final joint project is a soon-to-be-released EP that we completed last year. That will be the last what so not project I’ll be creatively involved with.”
Following the success of Streten’s solo work as Flume took off over the last couple of years, Emoh Instead has been carrying the majority of the What So Not touring on his own. Now Streten has formalised his departure from the project.
“He’s done an amazing job playing to crowds around the world and here at home. I know he’ll continue to slay it, as far as the live shows go nothing has changed, go see him play,” he writes. “While I will no longer be creatively involved I wish him the best of luck moving forward as he takes the reigns and steers the project into the future.”
“We started this project from my bedroom studio at my parents house, to see it grow like this has been an amazing experience. I’m always so humbled by the support you’ve shown us, for all my musical projects. While there are a lot of great memories with WSN, i feel its time for me to let this go.”
Emoh Instead will take the now solo project What So Not into the future with a set at this year’s Coachella festival, while Flume will play at Bonnaroo. Read Harley Streten’s full statement below.