Thirty Seconds To Mars announce Love Lust Faith + Dreams LP details
Story by Jack Foley
LOVE Lust Faith + Dreams, the new album from Thirty Seconds To Mars, will be released on May 21 by Virgin Records.
Written and recorded around the world from Europe to India, to the band’s studio in California, the album was produced by Jared Leto with previous collaborator Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel) co-producing four of the 12 tracks.
Jared says that “this is more than an evolution, it’s a brand new beginning”.
“Creatively, we’ve gone to an entirely new place, which is exciting, unexpected, and incredibly inspiring,” he added.
In partnership with NASA, Thirty Seconds To Mars launched the first single from the new album into space. Literally.
The first copy of Up In The Air was recently carried aboard the SpaceX cargo mission to the space station. The single gets its ground breaking premiere today from the astronauts in orbit 230 miles above Earth.
Thirty Seconds To Mars will be standing by at Mission Control Houston while the track is played and will do a Q&A thereafter with Tom Marshburn, one of the astronauts aboard the space station.
Annise D. Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston, has proclaimed today (Monday, March 18, 2013) Thirty Seconds To Mars Day. City Council Member James G. Rodriguez, District I will present the proclamation to Thirty Seconds To Mars prior to the band’s arrival at NASA.
The album cover for Love Lust Faith + Dreams was revealed today on the band’s social networks. It features Isonicotinic Acid Ethyl Ester (2010 – 2011) from internationally renowned artist Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings series.
A second Hirst work, which is from the Colour Charts series, will appear on the CD itself.
Love Lust Faith + Dreams is the band’s fourth studio record. It follows This Is War.
During its two-year tour in support of This Is War, the band sold out arenas around the globe, playing over 311 shows in nearly 60 countries on six continents to three million people – and breaking the Guinness World Record® for the longest ever concert tour by a rock band.