“Messin’ Me Up” by What So Not – WATCH

By RawKeith / October 28, 2021

“Messin’ Me Up” see’s What So Not team up with New York’s EVAN GIIA. Written during the catastrophic Australian bushfires of late 2019, "Messin’ Me Up" feels like the pressure point that burst, creating the new normal.

After returning from a yearlong hiatus by releasing “The Change” with fellow Australians DMA’S HERE, What So Not has released his 2nd song. Check it out below.

Unlike the ferocious alt-rager “The Change”, the new single “Messin’ Me Up” has a more introspective, intimate feel at the start and embraces you completely by the end of the track.  The song was written in Los Angeles by What So Not, EVAN GIIA and Martin Doherty of the band CHVRCHES.

Chris Emerson / What So Not about “Messin’ Me Up”: "This record is a giant crescendo. Beginning sparse & sombre, it evolves into an operatic onslaught of vocals & hardware. The thematics showcase the virulent tendencies of humankind. Chaotic turmoil in everything from relationships to the environment. I loved working with Emmy & Martin front to back on this, both are brilliant. The record acts as a bookmark of where my mind was at before the pandemic. As we all come out of self focus, introversion & return to normality what choices will we make differently? We’ve seen how fast the world can change & I hope we can all change for the better on the other side of this.”