thenewno2 perform “Make It Home” from thefearofmissingout.
A sort of supergroup, thenewno2 (pronounced “the new number two”) features Grammy-winning sound engineer Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison, son of George and founding member of Fistful of Mercy. thefearofmissingout packs together a dizzying array of ideas, sounds, samples, guests and all things buzzy and busy.
“How many people these days would get to make seven albums before they made Dark Side of the Moon?” the musician Dhani Harrison, 33, asks by phone from his London studio, referring to the Pink Floyd album that spent 741 weeks on the charts. The point the young Harrison––son of George––is making is that a reign of terror is being perpetrated by our buzz-hungry culture. “Everything has to be amazing before it comes out and it’s so amazing that everybody hates it and then by the time it comes out, we are already over it,” he continues. “That’s not a music career, that’s just a TV commercial.”