James Franco to release debut album

Sep 25, 2012, 09:06 IST | PTI

'127 Hours' star James Franco is hoping to carve out a new career as a rockstar and is set to release his debut album.

The 34-year-old actor will release his debut album 'MotorCity' under the name 'Daddy', reported Ace Showbiz. "I know I do a lot of things. I'm very aware of that. I'm sure there are a lot of sceptical people, hearing about me doing music.

James Franco
James Franco

To me, it all comes from a similar place. It's like using different tools to express things in different ways," he said. Franco has teamed up with his artistic college friend Tim O'Keefe for the album and it also features guest vocals by Motown singer Smokey Robinson, who decided to collaborate with the actor after meeting him on a flight.

The album art features the actor's recent 'Spring Breakers' co-stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine. The star also said that he wrote and produced 'MotorCity' while filming the "Oz: The Great and Powerful" in Detroit. The movie is due to hit screens next year and also stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. 

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