Beatle George Harrison's son Dhani announces release date for his band thenewno2's second album
Lucas J Villa
Dhani Harrison, son of late Beatle George Harrison, announced with his band, thenewno2 (pronounced “The New No. 2”), that their new album,thefearofmissingout, will be released on July 31. The album follows Harrison's 2010 release, As I Call You Down, with side project band Fistful of Mercy and thenewno2's 2008 debut album, You Are Here.
“Our new album 'thefearofmissingout' Available July 31st, 2012,” the group wrote on Twitter revealing the new album's release date along with a link to a teaser video.
The new album's trailer features candid behind-the-scenes shots of thenewno2 dispersed with clips of the band having a jam session. Harrison looks like a younger version of his father with his long brown hair and guitar in hand, but Dhani looks to be rocking out harder than George ever did in the Beatles. Three new songs from thefearofmissingout can be heard in the trailer's background, previewing the album's new sound.
A press release for the album describes the band's new direction as a “combination of live and programmed instruments and adding in obscure samples to create an intricate collage of electronica sounds.”thefearofmissingout's theme takes exact inspiration from the album's title.
While the pop charts are hung up on rapper Drake's popularization of Y.O.L.O., meaning you only live once, Harrison and company are more concerned with F.O.M.O., which is the fear of missing out.
"Everyone suffers from it in a different way. We all have a fear of missing out on something," Harrison says in the press release. The band's musical direction borrows heavily from this fear theme, which results in the creation of its upcoming experimental album.
Consequence of Sound reports that thenewno2 will perform at Lollapalooza music festival this August to support the new album.