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thenewno2 Premieres New Song, ‘Never Too Late’ – Dhani Harrison Records at Abbey Road Studios For The First Time

thenewno2 – In Abby Road Studios

Photo: RollingStone.com

I have this weird tic.  Certain sounds make me cry.  Like the too-loud roar of a Harley, a plane engine up close…that kind of thing.  Other times it can be certain notes of a song.  I’ve never studied music or music theory, but I believe they are minor-key songs that occasionally cause the same reaction.  I feel a sharp ache in my chest, and I cry.  Any armchair psychiatrists out there are welcome to explain this phenomena to me, because I can’t figure it out.

So.  After all that purging, I have a song for you.  It’s the latest by Dhani Harrison’s band thenewno2 called Never Too Late from the film Beautiful Creatures.   Dhani’s familiar voice combined with the slow build-up to the sweeping orchestral crescendo brought me to tears.

A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.



via RollingStone.com

As young Dhani Harrison tagged along with his father George, Abbey Road Studios became a constant presence in his life. But although Harrison has long been familiar with the legendary studio, he had never recorded there. So when his group thenewno2 were tapped to score Beautiful Creatures, Harrison and bandmates Paul Hicks and Jonathan Sadoff ventured to Abbey Road for an experience full of firsts.

“I spent my whole life in and out of Abbey Road. Paul really spent a lot of his life there, 12 years mixing and engineering,” Harrison tells Rolling Stone. “Recording at Abbey Road was emotional: My first time recording there, my first time hearing something we composed for an orchestra of that size and my first major Hollywood film soundtrack.” But Harrison didn’t let the weight of the experience damper his creative vision, tapping guests like Ben Harper, the Duke Spirit’s Leila Moss and Paul’s father Tony (of the Hollies) for the project while staging grandiose arrangements. “I was able to put a 54-piece orchestra in Studio 2, which is really weird,” he said. “It’s where my dad spent a lot of his formative years, as well as Paul’s dad, who recorded in Studio 1.”

The Beautiful Creatures soundtrack is out February 12th. Beautiful Creatures opens February 14th. 

What do you guys think?  I don’t expect you to be tear-stained like I am…but it’s beautiful and haunting, isn’t it?

Song of the Day – ‘Live a Lie’ by thenewno2

Dhani Harrison's other band, thenewno2

I don’t have any 7th grade girl-mopey reason to post this song like I usually do with my Song of the Day posts. I just love it, and that’s all.

I did learn some things about thenewno2 while doing some research and I’d like to share it with the rest of the class…

via upvenue.com:

“Thenewno2” (also punctuated “thenewno2“) is an alternative rock band from London, originally composed of Dhani Harrison and Oliver Hecks, with Harrison playing lead guitar and singing lead vocals, and Hecks playing drums and synthesizer. As of mid 2009, the live band changed its formation, and currently features Harrison, Jon Sadoff, Jeremy Faccone, Nick Fyffe, and Frank Zummo. Hecks did not leave the band to be replaced, according to Dhani Harrison in an interview for fender.com; he is doing film work. Amanda Butterworth previously contributed her vocals on two songs, “People”, and “Truly”. The name “Thenewno2” is a reference to the 1960s British television show, “The Prisoner”.

Thenewno2 have been credited with the album design for George Harrison’s “Brainwashed”, “Concert for George”, “The Dark Horse Years Box Set”, and the menu design for the “Concert For Bangladesh” DVD. Hecks was also credited as being the Still Photographer for the ‘Concert For George’, and some of his photographs appear in the Genesis Publications limited edition book, “Concert For George”.

The band’s website features two songs with corresponding videos entitled, “Choose What You’re Watching” and “Another John Doe”, the latter being a movie made almost entirely out of stop motion technology, which were added to the site in 2008. Both videos, and the site itself, were directed and designed by Hecks.

Well, that’s cool and interesting.  I never knew where the name of the band came from.  I do remember being scared outta my gourd when I was around 6 years old by “The Prisoner”.  All those big bubbles and shit.  That’s all I really remember; that, and a sinister tone of the show in general.  All viewed on a tiny black and white television set, kids. Cue the “why, back in MY day…” stories from this old biddy.

Oh, and I hear-tell thenewno2 is opening for Foo Fighters now?? Gyaaaaaah! I’d die and go to heaven.  For reals.

Anyway.  I think that one dude up there (ahem) looks awfully familiar for more than being George Harrison’s kid.

The prettiest and sweetest girl, and that one kid of mine.

Just sayin’.