For the uninitiated, actor Jared Leto and his brother Shannon, are Thirty Seconds To Mars, and It's The End Of The World But It's A Beautiful Day is their much anticipated sixth studio album.
It's The End Of The World But It's A Beautiful Day marks the return of Thirty Seconds To Mars, a band co-founded by the multi-talented Jared Leto and his brother Shannon. This album, their first in half a decade, is a testament to the brothers' intuitive creative synergy that has driven them from the very beginning. Over the last few years, they've penned hundreds of new songs, carefully selecting these ten to grace the album. The inspiration behind this musical journey comes from the spectrum of emotions and experiences they've encountered since the release of their previous chart-topping album, America, five years ago.
Leto beautifully sums up the essence of this project, saying, "Shannon and I wanted to make an album that speaks to who we are now." The new album is led by the powerful single "Stuck," setting the stage for what's to come. The threads that tie this album together are a sense of optimism, celebration, vulnerability, and simplicity. Thirty Seconds To Mars took a deliberate step away from the familiar, and the result is nothing short of remarkable.
It's The End Of The World But It's A Beautiful Day is a tightly focused and concise indie pop masterpiece, with no songs exceeding three-and-a-half minutes. Jared's emotive vocals take center stage, delivering lyrics straight from the heart. The album explores a rich tapestry of new feelings and colors while finding solace in the fundamental aspects of life: love, living in the moment, heartbreak, and transcendence. Among the standout tracks are the uplifting and hook-filled "Seasons," wrapped in the warm embrace of acoustic guitar and sparkling synths. There's also the anthemic and exhilarating "Life Is Beautiful" and "Avalanche," both bound to get arms in the air in exultation. Not to be overlooked are the beautifully crafted gems "World on Fire" and "7:1."
Jared Leto reflects on his artistic journey, saying, "If you'd have asked me when I was a kid if I'd release a single album, I would have told you you were crazy." He may have dropped out of art school, but his roots as a musician run deep. It's clear that this album marks a return to his musical roots, completing a full circle in his creative life. It's The End Of The World But It's A Beautiful Day is a testament to the enduring power of music and the boundless talent of Thirty Seconds To Mars.