James Franco e i Daddy: ispirazione Smiths


James Franco e il compare Tim O’Keefe tornano con la loro band Daddy e lo fanno con il nuovo album ‘Let Me Get What I Want’ che sarà fuori nel 2015. Il lavoro è dichiaratamente ispirato agli Smiths tanto che viene ospitato proprio un pezzo della seminale formazione britannica: Andy Rourke. L’attore spiega: “We took a ten-poem sequence called ‘The Best of the Smiths: Side A and Side B. I originally wrote this sequence as a way to use one medium (music) to influence another one (poetry). The Smiths’ songs provided inspiration for the poems, lending tone and situation. Once I had the sequence, Tim and I took the material one step further and turned the poems inspired by songs, back into songs of their own”. Ogni canzone è accompagnata da un dipinto di Franco e da un video… O’Keefe aggiunge: “We created the record at the same time James’s mom ran a program teaching kids how to make films [at Palo Alto high school]. They developed scripts out of the same poems that we made songs out of, then shot film based on those scripts… While they were doing that project, we took all of the raw footage we had for each song and brought in editors to put together our film”.

The album features Andy Rourke of The Smiths on bass, and guest vocalist HEIDEMANN. Other musical contributors include Masaya Ozaki on guitars, Ryan Rooney on guitars, and Hitomi Nakamura on drums. The Let Me Get What I Want film was edited & animated by Irene Su and Beth Wexler.