Thirty Seconds To Mars have debuted their first single, “Walk On Water,” taken from their forthcoming fifth studio album.
Give it a listen below!
The band’s last album, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS, was released back in 2013, and Jared Leto explains that this record has been a long time coming. Leto explains that it’s a song about freedom and fighting for what you believe in.
“After four long years, hundreds of days, thousands of hours, gazillions of seconds, we have finally managed to finish a single fu**ing song. Whoever thought ‘soon’ would actually be here now.’ With the help of groundbreaking nanotechnology, chatbots and self-driving music software, we have wrangled from the depths of our cold black hearts, some semblance of a song,” Leto says.
“Let me share with you a few words on our brand new single, the ever so subtle and minimalist ode we tenderly call ‘WALK ON WATER.’ Of course this entire paragraph is complete and total hogwash but I’m not sure exactly what to say about the song. Honestly, we miss you all. We can’t wait to get back on the road and we couldn’t be more proud to share with you the first first single off of our new album. And yes, we have been working on it for four years. The last time we put an album out, there were no self driving cars, no fidget spinners, President Trump was still that guy on The Apprentice and Jon Snow hadn’t even died yet. #SpoilerAlert”
The lyric video features footage filmed across the country, displaying what people did on a single day in the United States on July 4. The rest of the footage not included in this video will be part of a documentary film (directed by Jared Leto) as a companion piece to their brand new album.
Listen to “Walk On Water” below:
Plus, the song will have its television debut on the MTV Video Music Awards on August 27.
What are your thoughts on their new song—and how excited are you for new music from Thirty Seconds To Mars? Let us know in the comments below!