Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto has called the band’s upcoming album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS a “brand new beginning,” backing up that statement with first single “Up in the Air,” a swift rocker with slight electronic undertones.
The song was launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that docked at the International Space Station, so it seems only fitting that space continues to play an integral role within the song’s new lyric video . The video features footage taken from the International Space Station as it orbits Earth, while the song’s lyrics flash onscreen. Watch below.
A proper music video for “Up in the Air” was shot in early February, with the guys putting out a casting call for “a female bodybuilder, a voluptuous male, natural redheads and a person who can perform tricks on a pogo stick.” The clip also reportedly features American Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney. We’ll have to see if she’s actually impressed by the band.
In an interview with Radio.com, Leto revealed that the music video will feature art from Damien Hirst, whose painting Isonicotinic Acid Ethyl Ester 2010 – 2011 appears on the cover of LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS, out May 21.
No release date has been released for the official “Up In The Air” music video.
– Kevin Rutherford, Radio.com