Mark Daly releases “I Wanna Be More” video

Mark Daly has released the music video for his single, “I Wanna Be More.” The infectious song is the debut track from Daly’s upcoming album Devil’s Arms – due for release this spring via One Opportunity Records – and was a crowd favorite on his recent tour as direct support for the rock supergroup Mr. Big. The video was directed by Tom Flynn.

WATCH Mark Daly “I Wanna Be More” (Official Music Video):

“In the ‘I Wanna Be More’ video we wanted to capture the high energy we bring to this song when we play it live. We shot the video on Long Island, New York. It was directed by the incredibly talented Tom Flynn. Tom translated our energy to video perfectly. When you combine a big empty room with a full-band set-up, a couple of beers, a smoke machine, and a projector with some cool effects, you get the perfect performance music video. We can’t wait for everyone to see the results!” says Daly of the video.

He continues, ’I Wanna Be More’ is an incredibly important song to me, and its release comes at the perfect time. My songwriting has matured a lot over the last few years – I’ve tapped into a much more honest approach, I’m writing from the heart, and I think the raw emotion that so many people can relate to is even more pronounced. This is the first song we’re releasing that was recorded with Brian Virtue, and it takes everything we’ve done before to the next level. To be able to preview it on the road with Mr. Big was a remarkable experience, and being able to release it to the world is even more surreal. I couldn’t be prouder of this song, and everything it represents.”

Devil’s Arms is produced by Brian Virtue, best known for his work with AudioslaveJane’s Addiction30 Seconds to Mars, and Deftones, and includes a duet with Dead Sara frontwoman Emily Armstrong.

Devil’s Arms is the follow-up to the maxi-single Drop Dead, which came on the heels of his debut solo EP Nothing to Lose. Daly’s music is gritty, raw and energetic. His post-grunge and classic rock influences combine to create his dynamic signature modern-rock sound.

Mark Daly launched a three-week U.S. tour in January as direct support of Mr. Big. The Irish rocker supported the band throughout the Midwest and Northeast, while also headlining his own shows, including a marquee performance on February 8, at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.