HOT PRESS MEETS JARED LETO FROM 30 SECONDS TO MARS [5/7/13]
HOT PRESS MEETS JARED LETO FROM 30 SECONDS TO MARS
He made his reputation as a movie hearthrob. But Jared Leto has arguably turned his back on Hollywood to devote himself to his stadium emo group Thirty Seconds To Mars. He talks about the challenge of balancing music and acting and the decision to literally launch the band’s new single in outer space…
Olaf Tyaransen, 07 May 2013
The album cover is one of UK artist Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings, intriguingly titled Isonicitonic Acid Ethyl Ester. Hirst famously sent a painting to Mars on the British Beagle 2 lander back in 2002. Is that why they chose him?
“Well, it’s because he’s a dreamer. And because he’s one of a kind: a maverick. And it’s a real honour to have his artwork grace the cover of this CD, and not only just the front. On the CD itself there’s another piece that’s absolutely beautiful. So yeah, I think NASA, Damien Hirst and Thirty Seconds To Mars do have that in common; we’re all in the business of making dreams reality.”
Just before I leave, Leto pulls up his t-shirt to reveal a Latin expression tattooed over his right nipple.
“Provehito in Altum,” he says, underlining the words with his finger. “It means ‘launch forward into the deep’. To live your
Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams is released on May 17 on EMI Records.