For a song enjoyed by the crew members on the International Space Station, you’d have thought that the ironically titled band, 30 Seconds To Mars, would have chosen a better album art than the side shot of a zebra, but the band are more than back and are set to release their fourth studio album, Lust, Love, Faith and Dreams.
Up In The Air is the first single from the new release which was given full release back on the 19th March after its premier in space on the 4th.
What initially sounds like something Linkin Park might produce, the song is grabbed by typical 30 Seconds To Mars group vocals in the introduction in what is an attempt to recapture the moment in Kings and Queens from their previous album. Jared Leto begins his distinct vocals shortly after and the song appears to be more dance inspired as opposed to the heavier background the band is more known for.
The song is empty and to an extent, lost. At times it feels as if it leading somewhere epic, but nothing exciting really happens and instead you’re left wondering what just happened.
It is a similar move made by Linkin Park with Burn It Down last year, I’m not sure whether the new sound is working favours for the band but it will be down to the rest of the album to decide if its worth the change or not. If I’m being honest, I’d say that the song doesn’t carry as much prominence in comparison to the anthems the band is more known for producing.
The full album is due to be released on the 20th May.
|Artist:||30 Seconds to Mars|
|Release Name:||Up In The Air|
|Date:||2013, March 19th|