Thirty Seconds to Mars are riding high with their new album 'Love Lust Faith + Dreams' and their latest single 'City of Angels.' Singer Jared Leto and drummer Shannon Leto recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss both the album and the single, along with a few other topics. With the short film for 'City of Angels' coming out today, we present the first portion of our interview with Jared and Shannon (above) along with the 'City of Angels' video (below).
30 Seconds to Mars
There are many bands who continually pay respect to their hometown, but you'd be hard pressed to find a group as dedicated to their city of origin as Thirty Seconds to Mars. The rock trio took over Los Angeles' historic Hollywood Bowl on Saturday (Oct. 12) and in the process signified just how far they've come since playing in a sweaty garage in the "city of angels" all those years ago.
Thirty Seconds To Mars recently won a 2013 MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best Rock Video’ for their song 'Up in the Air' but unfortunately fans only tuning in to the actual broadcast of the ceremony would never have known because the band’s acceptance of the coveted moonman trophy only aired on the pre-show.
Those who've followed 30 Seconds to Mars' career know that their music videos are anything but a typical clip, with frontman Jared Leto often employing his director alter ego Bartholomew Cubbins to create striking short films surrounding the band's music. With a new album ready to go, "Cubbins" is once again behind the film for the artistic new film for the latest Thirty Seconds to Mars single, 'Up in the Air.'
Thirty Seconds to Mars are gearing up to release their latest effort ‘Love Lust Faith + Dreams’ on May 21. The lead-up to the release has been full of suspense, and we wouldn't expect it any other way. Now, following the epic lyric video for the first single ‘Up In The Air’ set to a backdrop of awe-inspiring video footage recorded by the NASA space station, the band is teasing a new clip from the song’s official video.