THE KILL celebrates its 6th Anniversary this week, released in May 2006! – @30SECONDSTOMARS
“The Kill” (written along with the subtitle “Bury Me” in parenthesis on its single release, and with “Rebirth” on the remix’s single released in the UK) is a song by 30 Seconds to Mars, the song was released as the second single from their second album, A beautiful Lie. On May 2, 2010, the song was performed featuring Chino Moreno from Deftones.
Jared Leto described the meaning of the song as, “It’s really about a relationship with yourself. It’s about confronting your fear and confronting the truth about who you are.” He has also said it is about “confrontation as a crossroads” — coming face-to-face with who you really are. In September 2007, “The Kill” was re-released again in the UK. It is currently available as a Compact Disc with a A Beautiful Lie poster and two stickers, and a special limited edition 7″ vinyl version. The song is played in 6/8 time.
The video is an homage to the Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film The Shinning based on the Stephen King novel. Several scenes are based on the film, such as when Shannon Leto enters Room 6277 and encounters the woman in the bathroom and another when Matt Watchter is served drinks at the bar by doppelgänger apparition. The video culminates in an elegant ballroom in the same manner as the photo at the end of the film. At 2:07, the papers that Jared Leto has been typing are briefly made visible and the words on them appear to read, over and over, “This is who I really am.” This is another allusion to The Shining, in which Jack Torrance types up pages and pages of the same line, “All work and no play makes Jak a dull boy”, over and over in the same sense.
As for the cinematography, Jared Leto adopted the split screen visual from working with Darren Aronofsky in Requiem for a Dream.
The haunted room number is changed from 237 to 6277 in the video because it spells out “Mars” on a telephone keypad. The number also makes an appearance in the video for “From Yesterday ”
The music video was selected as the second best video of 2006, falling short only to “Savin’ Me” by Nickelback. It was voted the 2nd greatest of the 21st century on Scuzz TV.It was also selected as the greatest rock video ever in the Kerrang Rock 100 on 27th June 2009.
Also, it is shown at 2:58, a negative of what appears to be a woman’s corpse standing in a hall way, displayed on the screen very briefly. This image also reappears by flashing rapidly from 3:19 to 3:59. However, on Youtube,the official version of the video doesn’t show the corpse as a negative, but rather in its raw form, with blood. This may be to emphasize the song title because she looks as though she was only killed recently.
When the press release info for “The Kill” video was released, Jared stated that the video was directed by an albino Danish man named Bartholomew Cubbins. This was intended as a joke as Cubbins is the main character of the Dr. Seuss book The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, however airings of the video on music channels still list Cubbins as the director. Bartholomew Cubbins has remained Jared Leto’s alias for directing 30 Seconds to Mars’ videos (with the exception of the video for A Beautiful Lie). The hotel scenes in the video were filmed at The Carlu in Toronto, Ontario.
In the US according to AOL Publication “THE KILL” top alternative song of the decade 2000’s in 2009 ranking as #1
|Released||January 24, 2006|
|Genre||Post-hardcore, alternative rock|
|Producer||Josh Abraham, 30 Seconds to Mars|
making of the kill <<<VIDEO
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like Jared Leto said : “A song that change our lives”