Let Me Get What I Want is out next year.
Actor James Franco’s latest art wheeze is a concept band inspired by The Smiths. Daddy made their first appearance in 2012 and last year dropped a video for ‘This Charming Man’, and now the duo – comprising Franco alongside multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe – have signed a worldwide deal with Kobalt, the independent publishing company.
The deal will see Daddy release a full-length album titled Let Me Get What I Want, which is based on Smiths-inspired poems from Franco’s book Directing Herbert White. The band have even persuaded Smiths’ bassist Andy Rourke to appear on the album. Each song will be accompanied by its own video, and when watched in sequence they form a film.
“We are really excited to partner with Kobalt on our upcoming Daddy album and film,” the duo said. “Kobalt has the right forward-thinking approach to work with a project as unique as ours, where we see our work not only existing within the music realm, but extending into the film, art space and beyond on an independent basis.”
Daddy isn’t Franco’s first venture into music-related projects – he’s also written an entire book about Lana Del Rey.
Watch the first video for ‘This Charming Man’.