The multi-platinum band THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS has released their new single “STUCK” via Concord Records (listen here). This is the first single from the new album “It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day”, due out this September. A dynamic song that lays the foundations for the new musical era of the brothers Jared and Shannon Leto, five years after the release of their last recording project.
The single is accompanied by an extraordinary music video directed by Jared Leto himself, a true celebration of human form, design, high fashion, art and dance.
Speaking about the video, Jared Leto said: “Thanks to my incredibly creative mother, my brother and I were instilled with a love for art and photography from a very young age. The video for STUCK, our first new song in five years, is a love letter to some of my favourite photographers. Artists who made a very deep impact on me like Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus, Herb Ritts and more. Artists whose work changed the way I saw things and showed me new possibilities at every turn.
The video for STUCK is very much a companion piece and a continuation of a journey started with “Up In The Air”, a celebration of art, design, fashion, and the remarkable people who bring them to life. It is a love letter to the power of movement and connection, a testament to the awe-inspiring potential of people who don’t necessarily fit so neatly in – but make the world so much more fascinating. I would like to express my immense gratitude to everyone involved. From the incredibly talented artists and designers to the behind-the-scenes team. All who worked so hard to make it all possible. Your contributions have made this experience an absolutely unforgettable adventure and helped to capture and celebrate the essence of what makes us all unique and exceptional.”
The attention to high fashion is reflected in the wonderful looks of the FW23 and innovative designer clothes like Gucci, Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, Maison Margiela, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, and Jean Paul Gaultier, among others.
Full of energy, the video also stars an incredibly unique cast that interprets the song with movement, metaphors and action.
The new single and video come just days after Jared’s participation in the “biggest fashion night”, his fifth appearance at the Met Gala.
Jared attended the themed night “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” paying tribute to the iconic designer who died a few years ago wearing a fun costume on the red carpet depicting Karl’s beloved cat (Choupette). After grabbing everyone’s attention, he then showed off a second Lagerfeld look.
In “Stuck” the ethereal voice and guitar of the charismatic frontman Jared Leto quickly explodes into grittier and more aggressive bass, with sounds that perfectly capture the chaotic on-again, off-again relationship the song expresses.
“I wrote it from the perspective of a narrator who simply can’t help himself from plunging headfirst into what will likely be a doomed romance,” Jared says of the song (“The more I drift, the closer I get to you / She’s a ghost, and the truth it’s impossible / But I love her lies”. “It’s about knowing you need to get out but simply being unable to, whether that’s from fear or comfort or confusion, hence being ‘Stuck.’”
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS’ sixth studio album, “IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD BUT IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY”, will be released in September.
Exactly five years after the release of their chart-topping album “America”, the band is releasing new music like never before.
Throughout their prolific career, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS have continually redefined their creative boundaries to push in new directions and evolve. Now, the new goal is to be simple and concise – no songs longer than three and a half minutes – placing a lot of emphasis on Jared’s expressive vocals.
In late May, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS will take to the main stage of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and in August the band will perform for the third time on stage at the Lollapalooza Festival, where they haven’t performed since 2006. Continuing in the wake of their live shows, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS will also perform at the When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas in October, which has already sold out.
More dates will be announced soon.
Jared and Shannon Leto will meet the public in the second half of September in a special online event organised in collaboration with Mondadori Store, the largest network of bookstores in Italy, and Virgin Radio, which has always supported the band and of which Jared Leto is a Rock Ambassador: by pre-ordering THE album “IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD BUT IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY” on CD or vinyl, you’ll be able to participate in an unforgettable chat on Zoom with the band, moderated by a Virgin Radio talent, where some lucky fans will also be able to participate directly. You’ll be able to pre-order the new album on mondadoristore.it until the day of release.
All the information on how to participate is on mondadoristore.it. and on virginradio.it.
IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD BUT IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY TRACK LIST
- Life is Beautiful
- Get Up Kid
- Love These Days
- World On Fire
- 7 to 1
- Never Not Love You
- Midnight Prayer
- Lost These Days