James Franco’s new band band Daddy, which also includes art school buddy Tim O’Keefe, is putting out record and feature film inspired by The Smiths.
That’s right, James Franco, on his never ending pursuit of every art form on the plant has “a band.” Sheesh. Well, at least Andy Rouke from The Smiths is on the record. Ok, he’s no Johnny Marr but we’ll take it.
The lyrics on “Let Me Get What I Want” are from from Smiths-inspired poems in Franco’s poetry book, “Directing Herbert White: Poems.” Who the F*ck is Herbert White? Who cares. Anyway…
The album and film follow “three characters as they weave through the dark ways of high school: love, death, and dreams.” This sounds like an episode of Freeks and Geeks, no?
At any rate, here’s what Franco had to say about “You Are Mine:”
High school is a time of longing for the unattainable. We dream big, but we’re still too young to make anything significant happen. At least I was too immature and sensitive to be the person I wanted to be. “You are Mine” is about one teenager dreaming about another, even though they’ll never be together.