2017 album from George Harrison's son. It's his first solo album.
‘In///Parallel’ is the debut album from Dhani Harrison the son of George Harrison and the 10 track album is an eclectic and “cinematic” collection of tracks. Dhani Harrison has been arguably the most prolific of all the Beatles’ offspring over the last few years.
He has his successful project thenewno2 alongside Oliver Hicks. Earlier in 2017, Dhani joined the closing performance at the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction. Together with Pearl Jam, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Journey’s Neil Schon and Jonathan Cain, and Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin, he played Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In the Free World.” He is also one of many collaborators featured on UNKLE’s new album ‘The Road: Part 1’. Plus his Fistful Of Mercy supergroup with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. Then there’s his career as a composer, penning numerous scores for films like Beautiful Creatures and Learning to Drive as well as TV shows such as Outsiders and Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt. Now, and for the first time, Harrison is going truly solo with his debut album, IN///PARALLEL.
The album's lead single, "All About Waiting," is a psychedelic electro-rock odyssey filled with throbbing synthesizers and psychological pondering. "Even though you're present in the moment," Harrison croons, "doesn't mean that you're not sad and lonely." The track is built on a thrilling quiet-loud arrangement, building from minimalist electronic verses to choruses laced with proggy triplet drum fills and sky-scraping choral voices.
‘In///Parallel’ represents the culmination of a creative impulse far removed from Harrison’s first career as a car designer at McLaren Automotive, where he worked after graduating from Brown University with a degree in industrial design and physics. A period spent with Jeff Lynne completing George Harrison’s final, posthumous release, 2002’s Grammy-winning ‘Brainwashed’, finally convinced Dhani to go into the family business. All that was left to do was win over the critics – an exacting process that Harrison never understood.
“If you are a family butcher, serving customers since 1870, no one goes, ‘Oh, I’m not sure if their steak is as good as their dad’s,'” Dhani said. “In almost any profession, even if you’re the kid of an actor, people are very supportive and want to see the next generation. It’s like, ‘Go Michael Douglas! Have a great career!’ But in music, for some reason, people tend to be very skeptical. It’s funny, because music is one of those things it is natural to go into. You hear it so much growing up, it kind of permeates you and eventually you spew out some music of your own.”
A press release for the album notes that ‘IN///PARALLEL’ echoes “his influences over the past few years as a composer.” There has also been some talk about a project to complete more of his dad’s songs, but no time frame has been set. we wait with baited breath.