Dhani Harrison has collaborated with Paul Hicks to score and perform the music for the indie film Seattle Road. Both the film and its soundtrack come out today. The duo also shares the video for the song “The Sharp Knife” from the film which can be seen here.
Harrison and Hicks have emerged as two of the world’s brightest new score composers. With years as professional songwriters, sound engineers, touring musicians, and film scorers, the duo has penned the music for feature films, mulitple TV series, as well as two full-length albums and two EPs with their band, thenewno2.
Harrison first came to prominence when he teamed up with Jeff Lynne, when he served as co-producer on his father’s George Harrison’s, Grammy-winning final studio album, Brainwashed. The experience gave the one time Brown University student a wealth of knowledge and pushed him to follow his creative visions. A variety of musical projects has seen Harrison play major music festivals, completed massive tours, and recorded with stars as varied as RZA, Regina Spektor, and Ben Harper.
Hicks, Harrison’s bandmate in thenewno2, spent years working as a mixer and producer working on music projects with the likes of Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, and many more. In addition, Hicks has completed award-winning work with several Beatles projects across multiple landscapes, including The Beatles: Anthology albums, The Beatles/Cirque Du Soleil Love show in Las Vegas (which one him multiple Grammys), The Beatles: Rock Band video game, and the re-mastering of the entire Beatles and John Lennon audio catalogs.As with all great musical partnerships, Harrison and Hicks’s history contains many overlaps but each brings their own unique background and talents to the equation, resulting in a complete mastery of technical skill in addition to an artist’s keen sense of creative possibility.
Harison and Hicks first score together was 2013’s Beautiful Creatures.. A year later the two collaborated to create the score for the LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) TV project, The Divide, WE TV’s first original scripted series. Featuring darker work than previously heard from the composers, Harrison called the work “anxiety-provoking, dark electro with a heartbeat.” On working with the partners, LaGravenese sums up his experiences by simply saying, “Their ideas, their excitement and their creativity knocked me out.” Also that year, Harrison and Hicks scored the critically-acclaimed motion picture Learning To Drive, starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson. The pair are currently at work scoring the WGN’s Paul Giamatti-executive-produced show Outsiders, as well as Amazon Studio’s Good Girls Revolt which both debuted in 2016.
The film Seattle Road explores the paradox of a young couple’s love and the resentment that forms between two ambitious people. The cast includes Julia Voth (Supernatural, Bitch Slap), Maximillian Roeg (Dream Boy, Maneater), Kelly Lynch (Charlie’s Angels, Road House, Drugstore Cowboy), Daniel Abeles, and Alan Nozick.