Jared Leto, the multifaceted musician and artist, has recently shared some heartfelt insights into his forthcoming album with the iconic band Thirty Seconds to Mars. In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Leto delved into the creative process behind the new album, emphasizing the profound emotional connection he hopes to establish with his dedicated fanbase.
For Leto, this album holds a special place as it is a product of the turbulent times that marked the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. He and his brother, Shannon Leto, the band's drummer, channeled their emotions and experiences into crafting this unique musical journey.
He reflected, "This album was born in the early days of COVID, right after my brother and I wrote nearly a dozen songs encapsulating the feelings of isolation and the darker days we all faced during that period. However, as we gradually emerged from that challenging phase, the album began to take on a more optimistic and celebratory tone, mirroring our own sense of hope." The pandemic forced the Leto brothers to be in one place for an extended period, a rare occurrence in their nomadic musician lives.
This unique circumstance allowed them to pour their hearts and souls into the project and gave rise to a rich and diverse collection of songs.
Crafting the Perfect Album
Selecting the final tracks for the album proved to be a daunting task.
With hundreds of songs in their arsenal, they had to carefully curate the content. Jared Leto shared, "Narrowing it down to the final 20 or 30 tracks was a challenging process. Some songs shared similar themes or melodies, and we had to be meticulous about creating a cohesive album.
We relied on our excitement for each song and sought feedback from trusted individuals." Leto also highlighted the importance of believing in his own artistic vision, despite initial skepticism from those around him. He recounted a particularly poignant experience with the song "Never Not Love You," a track that initially failed to resonate with some of his closest confidants.
However, his unwavering belief in the song's emotional depth led him to pursue it, and it eventually moved listeners to tears. "Connecting with people through music is a beautiful and profound experience," Leto expressed. As anticipation builds for the album's release, Jared Leto's candid revelations offer fans a deeper understanding of the creative journey that birthed this highly anticipated project.
The album promises to be a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, capturing the essence of both the dark days of isolation and the jubilant return to a sense of normalcy. Thirty Seconds to Mars enthusiasts worldwide can look forward to a musical masterpiece that resonates on a profoundly emotional level. Stay tuned for more updates on Jared Leto's upcoming album as the release date draws near.