“Make It Home,” the electronica-drenched lead track from thenewno2′s forthcoming full-length thefearofmissingout, finds George Harrison’s son doing things both expected and completely, very-neatly unexpected.
Of course, Dhani Harrison possesses a voice with all of the longing and peaceable bliss of his father, but his vision for this music moves well beyond the Beatle-y stoicism of old. Dig past the lyrics — I mean, sure, “Make It Home” makes quick passes at a familiar kind of psychedelic nutopia — and there is a boisterous, very modern soundscape beneath, punctuated by axle-busting bass, squelchy programming and shiver-inducing piano counterpoints.
Yet, somehow, amid all of that cacophony, the sonic texturing, the scronks and synth splashes, “Make It Home” remains utterly tuneful, inviting — like, come to think it, getting back home after a long night in a smokey, loud place.
“Make It Home” is available for free download through thenewno2′s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thenewno2music
thefearofmissingout, due July 31 via H.O.T. Records Ltd., and produced by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks, is the followup to thenewno2′s 2009 debut You Are Here, and is the first to feature additional members Jonathan Sadoff, Jeremy Faccone, Nick Fyffe and Frank Zummo. Guests include RZA, Ben Harper, the Black Knights, Throunn Antonia (Fields, Beck’s Record Club) and Holly Marilyn (The Child). London street artist Ben Eine designed the cover art.