The highly-anticipated fifth studio album from multi-
platinum selling band THIRTY SECONDS TO
MARS is coming soon.
Featuring ‘Walk On Water’ and ‘Dangerous
Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared
Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic hail
from Los Angeles, CA. The band's eponymous
debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars, was
released in 2002 and remains a cult favorite.
They went on to achieve worldwide success
with the release of their second album A
Beautiful Lie (2005), which sold over 5 million
copies. Their next release was This Is War in
The recording process of the album was
marked by a legal dispute with record label EMI
that eventually became the subject of the award
winning and acclaimed documentary film
Artifact (2012). Thirty Seconds to Mars then
released the fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith
and Dreams (2013), to critical and commercial
The band has sold over 15 million
albums worldwide and sells out arenas and
Thirty Seconds to Mars has received numerous
awards and accolades throughout their career,
including a dozen MTV Awards, a Billboard Music
Award and a Guinness World Record for the
Longest Running Tour in history.
On July 4th, the
band shot a documentary titled A Day In the Life of
America. Including over 90 crews in all 50 states
(plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico), the project
captures American life in a single day.
A Day in the
Life of America is due for release in 2018.
Review of Thirty Seconds To Mars - America by Thomas Bleach
Thirty Seconds To Mars have been forever chasing that stadium rock sound and with their fifth studio album they are finally getting closer. However the problem with "America" is that it's very predictable and sits within a sonical space where it's very same-same. But it does have its ambitious moments where the potential is there. To chase this bolder sound they experiment with an electronic production that transforms their usual pop-rock. But songs like “Love Is Madness” and “Rescue Me” which should be these big vulnerable moments end up just being overproduced and lost. The issue with Jared Leto is that he comes across so arrogant in the public forum that it's hard to relate to him when he is being vulnerable. Separating his persona to his vocal delivery did prove difficult at times. I wanted to feel empowered when listening to the anthemic “Live Like A Dream” but it felt corny and forced. This is a record which has been created for the live stage and their show will excel because its so high energy and they are phenomenal performers. But as a listening experience its all well thought out production and strategical lyrics and hooks but the genuine heart is missing.
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