Not All the Beautiful Things is the debut studio album by Australian musical project What So Not, which is the performing name of DJ and producer, Chris Emerson. It was released on 9 March 2018 through Counter Records and Sweat It Out. What So Not began work on the album after completing a six-year long global tour, which had left him unable to commit fully to working on a studio album. His frequent travels influenced the sound of many of the album’s tracks, including “Beautiful” and “Us”. What So Not chose the record’s title because the “simple pleasures” of life are ignored by people who focus only on their grandiose ideas.