James Franco Has A Smiths Cover Album With His Band, Daddy
Our modern day Goethe, 37 year-old James Franco, is planning to gift us with another pivotal project. To refresh your memory of what ‘projects’ entail for Franco, he also has plans to gift us with a book on Lana Del Rey, will teach a high school class, has opened his door to BDSM “yaas” moments in Kink, and provided us with his apocalyptic vision in This is the End. Ladies and gents, boys and girls, daughters and sons, father, son and Holy Spirit, our beloved Franco-nator has created a concept band called Daddy, and they will soon release their first album. An album that is a Smiths cover album.
Record label Kobalt signed our revolutionary man-daddy-child for a worldwide, multi-year plan. Each song on Daddy’s debut album, Let Me Get What I Want, will be accompanied by a video, sequenced to form a film in its entirety; once again, giving us what we didn’t imagine we already wanted–plus more.
For some of you, this project won’t come as too much of a surprise. Not long ago, Franco brought us Directing Herbert White, a culmination of Smiths-inspired poems. Bassist Andy Rourke must have fancied the poetry, since he has agreed to appear in the album. Fan-folks rejoice.
In a statement, the band discusses their strong belief in Kobalt and the project at large. “Kobalt has the right forward-thinking approach to work with a project as unique as ours,” they said. “We see our work not only existing within the music realm, but extending into the film, art space and beyond on an independent basis.”
Thanks for expanding our horizons, Daddy.