ORIGINAL STORY: Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has revealed that he’s been working on new music with Aussie producer What So Not, and their first collaboration will be released in less than 24 hours.
Sharing a photo of himself with What So Not (Chris Emerson) today, Johns said, “Been working with this guy on some tracks for a fine record. 1st single at midnight.”
In a statement, Emerson says the collaboration came about after a chance encounter, when Johns happened to walk past a studio in which Emerson was “jamming in a session with Slumberjack”.
“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 says.
“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. I can’t wait to share this song with you tomorrow and everything else I have in store for 2018.”
Johns and Emerson’s debut collaborative single will be the first piece of new music we’ve heard from Johns since his band Boom Tish released a cover of ‘Hello, How Are You’ by The Easybeats last month.
Stay tuned to Music Feeds to hear Johns and Emerson’s debut single in full.