What So Not, the project that brought us fantastic tunes such as \”High You Are\” and \”Tell Me\” with R.L. Grime, is officially a one man team. After Chris Emerson, aka Emoh Instead, toured the past year by himself as WSN, partner-in-crime Harley Streten, otherwise known as Flume, has officially announced his departure from the project. Harley posted the following on the WSN Facebook page:
I’m writing today with news regarding What So Not. For those that didn’t know, what so not has always been a collaborative project that I\’ve doing with my friend Chris, aka Emoh Instead. 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. 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.
Emoh’s been the sole touring member of What So Not for over a year now and hats off to him, 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.
I want to thank Emoh for the time, effort and friendship that he always put into What So Not. 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.
I also want to thank you, the fans, for making all of this What So Not stuff possible in the first place. 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.
Although this came as a shock to many fans, Flume has achieved great success within the past two years especially and plans to release another solo album this year, so it was inevitable that Flume would want to gear his focus towards his solo project. As Harley stated in the message, Emoh has been touring by himself for the past year so taking the What So Not moniker as his own shouldn\’t prove to be difficult. It should be interesting to hear the upcoming EP that will be released soon, and the music that is released sans Harley.