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Daddy (Erm, James Franco and Tim O’Keefe) Share a Noir New-Wave Track, ‘You Are Mine’

It's the latest from the duo's forthcoming album/film, 'Let Me Get What I Want'

The ambidextrous James Franco and musician/partner Tim O’Keefe initially founded their joint art project, Daddy, in 2012. Then, last October, they released a video for the single “This Charming Man,” plus news of a full-length concept album and film called Let Me Get What I Want featuring bass work from the Smiths original member Andy Rourke. Now, they’ve got a pulsing electro-noir single out called “You Are Mine.”

“High school is a time of longing for the unattainable,” Franco also said about “You Are Mine” in a press release. “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.”

Tim O’Keefe added: “Transforming James’ poems to songs took on it’s own creative process which was a new direction for me. Because the words weren’t written by me, I had to take on the character of the individual whose perspective I was singing from. ‘You Are Mine,’ like many of the songs on Let Me Get What I Want, expresses experiences that were relatable to my own high school experience, and therefore I had a lot of my own emotions to pull from.”

Like the other tracks on Daddy’s forthcoming LP/film, “You Are Mine” is based off two sections titled “Poems Inspired by Smiths’ Songs” from Franco’s recently published book of poetry, Directing Herbert White: Poems. Listen below, and look for Let Me Get What I Want next spring.

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