James Franco’s Smiths-inspired band Daddy share new song – hear ‘Lime Green Dress’ now

Franco and Tim O’Keefe release 'Let Me Get What I Want' on March 18

James Franco’s band Daddy will release their album, which is inspired by The Smiths and features Andy Rourke, in March. Hear new song ‘Lime Green Dress’ now.

The album is titled ‘Let Me Get What I Want’ and an accompanying film will also be released in conjunction with the record. 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’ own bassist Andy Rourke will also feature on every track. Every song on the new album will have a music video with the 10 clips combining to form an hour-long art film.

Speaking about ‘Lime Green Dress’, Franco says: “We loved the sound of the English New Wave, especially the Smiths. The album was meant to reflect that, but with our own twists. The experiences of youth play so well into this sound. ‘Lime Green Dress’ is about the terror and frisson of losing one’s innocence to the bad boy.”

‘Let Me Get What I Want’ is released on March 18. See the tracklist below:

‘I’m a Sword Swallower’
‘Lime Green Dress’
‘Gentle But You Weren’t’
‘Car Ride Home’
‘I Think That I Loved Him’
‘On the Sideline’
‘I Am All These Things’
‘Graduation Day’
‘You Are Mine’
‘Now I Stand Alone’