After much anticipation–and the release of a bizarre teaser video—Thirty Seconds To Mars has finally debuted an epic video for their new single “Up In The Air”. In fact, it’s more like a short movie than a music video (other than the fact that it doesn’t really have a plot).
“This short film is quite unlike anything we have ever done before,” frontman Jared Leto told Rolling Stone this week. “With contributions from Damien Hirst, Dita Von Teese, US Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber, Maxwell Snow, Neil Strauss, a lion, wolf, a snake and, yes, some zebras, we take an epic, bizarre and hallucinogenic journey through a incredibly surreal landscape. It was exciting to explore new territory and once again work with the maniacal Bartholomew Cubbins [Leto’s Dr. Seuss-inspired pseudonym] at the helm.”