30 Seconds to Mars' wordplay on new album
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 March 2013
Jared Leto has revealed 30 Seconds to Mars' new album 'LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS' features the title's words in every song
30 Seconds to Mars' new album 'LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS' uses the title's words in every track.
The band picked their fourth album's title to reflect the message at the very heart of their songs.
Singer Jared Leto told news.radio.com: "The album is called 'LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS' and each of those words I think about as the four quadrants of the album, and each are mentioned in all the songs on the album."
The first single also includes a rude word, but Jared - who is joined in the band by brother Shannon and Tomo Miličević - added it wasn't as significant as the titular words.
He said: "On 'Up in the Air' the word f**k is mentioned too, but more as just an expression rather than talking about an act. I think [the titular] four words sum up the record in a really pointed way. It's a new beginning for us. It's an entirely new chapter in our lives."
Jared also explained the album's cover art, which is from Damien Hirst's painting 'Isonicotinic Acid Ethyl Ester 2010 - 2011' and he says was chosen because it represents every shade of the album.
He added: "It's a spot painting and it's beautiful. It's also in our video and we are very proud to have a Damien Hirst piece on the cover and the actual CD itself.
"I'm a huge admirer of his work, and a collector as well."