Check Out James Franco's New Band, Daddy

Since James Franco is involved with such a wide array of stuff — between the short story collection, the performance art, a dance EP, all of that grad school, oh, and the acting thing — it probably isn’t surprising to hear that Franco (alongside musician Tim O’Keefe) will put out a record as Daddy. What may be surprising — again, depending on your capacity for surprise when it comes to Franco’s goings-on — is that it’s heavily Motown-influenced, owing to Franco’s time in Detroit filming Oz: The Great and Powerful. Today they put out the Instragram-feed-meets-kaleidoscope visual for the retro-grooving, mostly spoken-world single called “Love In The Old Days.” There’s a vague “Everybody Is Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” vibe but other than that it’s totally listenable. Scope it down below and check out some insight from Franco here:

“I’ll tell you this: it’s always weird to talk about a new thing,” James Franco says, stopping a previous train of thought in its tracks. “I know I do a lot of things. I’m very aware of that. I’m sure there are a lot of skeptical people, hearing about me doing music … To me, it all comes from a similar place. It’s like using different tools to express things in different ways.”

(via Rolling Stone)

And here’s the EP’s cover art, which features Spring Breakers co-stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine.

Daddy - MotorCity EP

MotorCity is out 9/25.

Comments (13)
  1. This is wrinkling my brain right now….

  2. y’all been Franco’d

  3. hey geniuses, the other guy’s name is tim o’keefe

    where did you get o’brien from

  4. Why are you demanding that your father check out James Franco’s new band? Oh wait now I see: the band is actually named Daddy. Good thing I read the article mid-comment to clear up that confusion. Too bad I can’t use my backspace key. I’ll post this anyway.

  5. They could have just called it Franco.

  6. One more reason why James Franco is a complete bad ass.

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  8. I feel really wrong and dirty for actually liking this. Like I need a shower. With James Franco. :)

    • From what I understand of his schedule that’s gonna have to be a 2 minute wet-wipes rubdown in the college bathroom. If he washes at all, maybe his pungent musk is all part of the charm.

  9. Can you imagine the balls it takes to make an entire album that sounds like the thirty seconds of spoken word from Elvis’ Are You Lonesome Tonight?

  10. I still prefer Grandaddy.

  11. That is Selena Gomez and the girl from Pretty Little Liars on the album cover… in a bra.

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