Chicago Rock Artist Marty Casey has released the official music video for “Anything You Want,” off of his 2017 released debut album, The Ground You Walk On. “Anything You Want” was directed by Mike Leber and was co-written with Andrew Farriss (INXS).
Since the time Marty Casey shot to fame as a runnerup on hit CBS reality TV show Rockstar: INXS, his brand of rock ‘n roll has been ever evolving. Former L.A. Guns bandmate Tracii Guns describes Marty as “a charismatic frontman with a golden voice, incredible drive, and impeccable songwriting skills,” Marty’s long and winding journey as a musician has led him to this moment: releasing his debut solo album, The Ground You Walk On, in 2017.
Marty met two of his future bandmates while playing on a little league baseball team in their Chicago hometown at age eight. That band became the beloved Chicago rock group the Lovehammers. True to their Chicago roots, the band’s second EP was produced by legendary producer and Chicago native Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, the Pixies, & more). While on tour with the Lovehammers, Marty auditioned for and was ultimately asked to join Rockstar: INXS.
Although the show’s top prize – a gig as frontman for INXS – eluded him, the buzz Marty created as the runnerup on the 2005 reality show crescendoed to a fullon career of songwriting, touring, and recording when the Lovehammers were signed to Epic Records. He continued to blaze new trails with his powerfully electrifying performances: first, with the Lovehammers; then, as the lead singer of L.A. Guns, one of the hardest rocking and most notorious bands to come off the Sunset Strip; and now, in 2017, as a solo artist.
In order to solidify his own sound, Marty worked with renowned producer Marti Frederiksen on his debut solo album. Marti — who has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Bon Jovi, and countless others — recorded with Marty at the historic Quadraphonic Sound Studios in Nashville.
While ushering in a new era in his musical career, Marty’s upcoming release also subtly hints back to his rock ‘n roll reality show days. One track on the new album called “Anything You Want,” was created during the filming of Rockstar: INXS, and was written by Marti Frederiksen and INXS’ Andrew Farriss. Other cowriters on The Ground You Walk On include former American Idol judge and esteemed songwriter Kara DioGuardi, as well as country music hit-maker Gary Allen.
With The Ground You Walk On, Marty’s songs build on his rich musical journey and express his exuberance for life. Marty explains, “I had been playing with a band since I was a teenager. I wanted to spread my wings for a moment and record these songs that I had in my head for the last few years.” Marty goes on to express his sentiment that these songs are about the experiences of the past building us up to who we are today. Marty Casey’s solo album was released in the spring of 2017.
“The song ‘Anything You Want’ was written with INXS’ Andrew Farriss when I was auditioning to be a member of INXS. The song has an intense energy and makes you move! We wanted to capture that vitality in the video. My wife (Daniella Casey) is a dance instructor so she rallied up her troops and the vibe they brought is straight-up INCREDIBLE!!! The director (Mike Leber) took the visual over the top with color and movement. This video is a fun burst of energy that gets you on your feet as the girls knock you off em!!”
– Marty Casey