DARA MACLEAN’S “WANTED” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES ON MYSPACE TODAY

Fervent Records’ soulful recording artist Dara Maclean debuts the music video for her new single, “Wanted,” today on Myspace HERE. Directed by Heidi Groff and shot over two days on the small Mexican island of Isla Mujeres, the video showcases Maclean touring the streets of the city and spending time with the local children. “Wanted” is produced by Paul Mabury (All Sons & Daughters, Meredith Andrews, Hillsong) and written by Justin Ebach, Mabury and Maclean.

“This [song] is the heartbeat of the record,” commented Maclean. “The universal need is to speak to the child in all of us and to hear somebody say that you're wanted, and you're cherished and that you belong somewhere. This song came toward the very end of this process, and it was such a gift. To not be wanted based on your performance -- I'm sure everybody has those friendships in their life where you're loved based on how good of a friend you are, or how good of a daughter or son. This song is calling out to the outcast and saying, ‘You've never gone too far -- in your furthest moment, in your loneliest moment, you were still wanted, the same as this person that's never lied, never messed up, never did anything wrong. This baby that's been born into the world and this hardened criminal, does God want one more or less? We're wanted.’ The Bible says that we love Him because He first loved us, and this song is about God our Father's eternal pursuit of us. And actually believing what He says: that we're wanted.”

Powerful vocalist and songwriter Dara Maclean first sparked the music industry’s interest with her 2011 debut, You Got My Attention. The album introduced a powerful new voice in Christian pop, steeped in Motown and soul and beaming a heart for the broken and struggling. The LP reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart, and album tracks "Suitcases" and "Free" each hit the Top 20 on Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. "Suitcases" appeared on the 2012 installment of WOW Hits, celebrating Christian radio's biggest songs, and You Got My Attention closer "Home" was included in The Bible: Music Inspired By The Epic Mini-Series, a companion to the smash History Channel series. The Texas-bred singer-songwriter earned a New Artist of the Year nomination in the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, and spent nearly two years straight on the road with some of Christian music's biggest names, including Casting Crowns and Newsong, and on major tours including Winter Jam and the KLOVE Acoustic Christmas Tour. Maclean has earned high critical praise throughout, NewReleaseTuesday including her among its Top 10 New Female Christian Singers in 2012, noting that "Dara displays the strongest vocals I've heard in years." Maclean is also passionate about raising awareness and bringing an end to human trafficking and is an advocate for the International Justice Mission.

For additional information on Dara Maclean, please visit www.DaraMaclean.com.

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