Three years later and What So Not’s ‘Mr Regular’ is finally here. After a few weeks of likely fake back and forth beef with Oliver Tree, the single now sees the light of day.
‘Mr. Regular’ brings together a trio of extremely sophisticated artists, showcasing What So Not’s knack for crafting iconic riffs and sound design. Influenced by Dead Prez and Gorillaz for the effortlessly smooth outing, ‘Mr. Regular’ welds pristine production with heaving beats, lush melodics and unforgettable vocal outings across the board. With the hotly-anticipated track already previously whipping up a frenzy amid a leaked version finding its way online, it’s certainly been a labor of love to finally get to the point of release; but What So Not is more than ready to share this scorching track with the world at long last, as he explains, “It’s one of the biggest songs I’ve ever been part of, tied up in red tape for too long. I know how much the fans and community want this one”.
What So Not’s own history working with Oliver Tree in his career’s infancy, previous work with Killer Mike and a shared understanding of personal and career hurdles ultimately shaped what ‘Mr. Regular’ would become, as What So Not elaborates, “I showed Mike the demo after working on a bootleg/remix for his project Run The Jewels. “Mr. Regular” is about the difficulty that we face through our childhood and career progression as clueless superior figures try to control and shape our path”.
The release today of ‘Mr Regular’ also accompanies the long-awaited confirmation of What So Not’s sophomore album Anomaly, set for release on September 16 and available to preorder now.
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