James Franco‘s band has a full-length album in the works.
Franco teamed up with Tim O’Keefe, his friend and classmate at the Rhode Island School of Design, to create the two-person musical act, Daddy.
The duo recently put out their first EP, the Motown-influenced ‘Motor City,’ and Franco says there’s more to come.
“We have another project that we’re working on. I guess if we complete all the songs it’ll be a full-length album, 10 to 12 songs. We’re working on that right now. It’s a little different; the style’s not quite Motown but has a similar vibe,” Franco told Billboard.
Having Franco on board certainly made it easier for the duo to enlist Motown icon Smokey Robinson to perform on a track. Robinson is featured on the song “Crime.”
Possessing seemingly boundless creative energy, it’s not surprising that Franco is taking a stab at making an album.
In addition to his much heralded film career; Franco has published a collection of short stories ‘Pasadena,’ had a stint on the soap opera ‘General Hospital,’ and made forays in the art world.
His latest art exhibit ‘Rebel’ is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
There is no timeline for the completion of the album because Daddy has to compete with Franco’s other projects. He is currently teaching classes at UCLA and USC and directing a movie based on the William Faulkner novel ‘As I Lay Dying.’
Check out “Crime” by Daddy, Ft. Smokey Robinson: