Grammy Award winning musician Dhani Harrison has been busy since the release of his last album with his collective thenewno2. In the past four years Harrison has scored a handful of feature films, marking his big screen debut as a composer on Warner Bros.’s Beautiful Creatures, which the LA Times praised for its “cool alt-rock sound thanks to the haunting music of Harrison”, as well as the critically acclaimed Learning to Drive starring Sir Ben Kingsley. Harrison also found the time to score four TV series including Tony Goldwyn and Richard LaGravenese’s The Divide, two seasons of the Paul Giamatti executive produced show Outsiders, as well as Amazon’s original series, Good Girls Revolt.
Harrison is set to return to the stage, but not under the guise of thenewno2, instead he is stepping out and making music for the first time under his own name. Reflecting his influences over the past few years as a composer, Harrison’s new music paints a cinematic soundscape, with his first solo album set for release later this fall on BMG Records.
Harrison’s foray into life as a solo artist follows thenewno2’s success, having made numerous late night TV appearances over the years, performing live on The Late Show with Conan O’Brien five times, as well as appearing on the legendary The Tonight Show. When the band made their first-ever appearance at Coachella their set was lauded by Spin Magazine as the “best debut performance of the festival” and they also earned a spot on Rolling Stone’s list of the top 10 must-see bands at Lollapalooza.
Harrison has collaborated with an eclectic array of musicians during his career including like-minded artists such as The Wu-Tang Clan, Regina Spektor, Pearl Jam, Prince and performing with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur in his other long-time project, Fistful of Mercy.