Daddy (James Franco and Tim O'Keefe) to Release Full Length Album and Film
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:33:46
Though James Franco is widely known in the acting, literary, academic, art, and publishing worlds as something of a phenomenon, with musician Tim O'Keefe, the duo is known in the musical sphere as Daddy. The two met while both were studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, forming their electro-soul-new wave outfit in 2011.
Today Daddy released the track "You Are Mine" from the pair's upcoming full-length album, Let Me Get What I Want. The album is to be released via We Are Daddy/Kobalt in Spring 2016 and is, according to an interview with Rolling Stone, "a concept album and film that tracks three characters as they weave through the dark ways of high school: love, death, and dreams." The track, that has a New Order "Blue Monday" feel to it, can be heard at right here:
Listen to "You Are Mine" from Daddy:
If you're sensing a vague Smiths theme, you are correct; the album title riffs on the Smiths' song of teenage longing, "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want," and that band's Andy Rourke is featured on bass guitar on "You Are Mine." Franco has also published a book of poetry called Directing Herbert White: Poems [Amazon], featuring two sections called "Poems Inspired by Smiths' Songs." You get the idea - there's something of a fascination here. Word is still out whether the Pope of Mope (or Seth Rogen for that matter) is pleased about any of it.
The album is also accompanied by an eponymously titled full-length film, and with the album will, according to the band's press team, "exist as installation exhibitions in 2016. [It] stars Palo Alto High School students, and [is] edited in a Lynchian style reminiscent of Twin Peaks."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff