James Franco’s Smiths-inspired band Daddy release album and film

Stream 'Let Me Get What I Want' online now

James Franco’s band Daddy have released their album ‘Let Me Get What I Want’, which is inspired by The Smiths and features the band’s own Andy Rourke.

Every song on the album has an accompanying music video, with the 10 clips combining to form an hour-long art film. Both the film and the album are inspired by The Smiths’ 1984 song ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’.

Daddy is a musical partnership between Franco and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe. The Smiths’ bassist Rourke also features on every track.


Watch the film in the YouTube playlist below, stream it and buy the album now.


Meanwhile, Franco is being sued over an incident alleged to have taken place at a Lana Del Rey gig in 2014.

Franco has long been known to be a fan of the ‘Video Games’ singer. In 2015, he published a book called Flip-Side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey, having previously penned a short essay about Del Rey for V Magazine.


TMZ recently reported that Franco is being accused by photographer David Tonnessen of headbutting him during Del Rey’s gig at Hollywood Forever Cemetery two years ago.

It is claimed that “unprovoked, [Franco] viciously charged and head-butted [Tonnessen] in the stomach” after Tonnessen had been taking photos of the star.

In the complaint, Franco is described by Tonnessen as having been “smiling, rather demonically… [with a] blank expression of joy on his face”.

Tonnessen claims that he was hospitalised as a result of the attack and has suffered “permanent injuries” since. He is suing medical expenses, plus other damages.