James Franco may be an easy target for editorial ribbing, but in the immortal words of the Jerry Springer archetype: “You just jealous!” These days you might find Franco teaching a college course (or being sued by a former college prof), starring in a soon-to-be-released 3D fantasy adventure film, and/or performing sensual duets with Smokey Robinson (the answer is ‘all of the above’; he does everything), but it’s his musical project, Daddy, that’s the most intriguing.
MTV chatted with Franco about Daddy’s latest music video for “Can’t Say Goodbye,” the third release off their EP. Among other topics, he shared the inspiration for the song–his father’s death–and how he chose the personal images for the video. You can read the full interview online, but here’s an excerpt.
MTV: The song and video for “Can’t Say Goodbye” seem close to your heart. The video is wall-to-wall childhood home movies of you.
Franco: The song is really sad for me, actually. When I was in Detroit, my father died, so I wrote a song kind of about it. I feel like the lyrics aren’t super-explicit so it can be kind of a goodbye to anyone. That was the inspiration, and then my mother had recently dug up all the home movies that she had, so we thought it would be a good connection if we used those images for this song.
“Can’t Say Goodbye”
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