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James Franco's Daddy Releases Song 'You Are Mine': Listen

Tawni Bannister
Inge Colsen (Girlie Action), Daddy's Tim O’Keefe and James Franco, Sarah Landy (General Manager, AWAL North America, a division of Kobalt Label Services) and Elliot A. Resnik, Esq. (Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP) photographed on Oct. 30, 2015.

You can just call James Franco "daddy." Or rather, you can call James Franco and musician Tim O'Keefe Daddy. That's what the duo go by for their art- and music-based partnership. 

The pair's album, due next spring, is called Let Me Get What I Want and features Andy Rourke, bassist for The Smiths. Fans don't have to wait too long to get what they want, as Daddy released a single on YouTube this week, "You Are Mine."

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The song is about high school love and features robotic vocals, a simple beat and a new-wave style. The song, along with others from the LP, were inspired by a section from Franco's book Directing Herbert White: Poems called "Poems Inspired by Smiths' Songs." 

"Transforming James' poems to songs took on its own creative process, which was a new direction for me," O'Keefe recalls. "Because the words weren't written by me, I had to take on the character of the individual whose perspective I was singing from," O'Keefe told Rolling Stone. "'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."

Check out the song below: