After months of speculation about new music, multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars has announced their first single 'Walk On Water' from their forthcoming fifth studio album will be released August 22, 2017.
The song will have its television debut on the MTV Video Music Awards on August 27th.
Jared Leto says "After four long years, hundreds of days, thousands of hours, gazillions of seconds, we have finally managed to finish a single fu**ing song. Whoever thought "soon" would actually be here "now". With the help of groundbreaking nanotechnology, chatbots and self-driving music software, we have wrangled from the depths of our cold black hearts, some semblance of a song. If you're still reading this press release and managed to get this far, you should probably get to work or school before you get fired or grounded. If you're stubborn, like I am, please continue and let me share with you a few words on our brand new single, the ever so subtle and minimalist ode we tenderly call 'WALK ON WATER'. Of course this entire paragraph is complete and total hogwash but I'm not sure exactly what to say about the song. Honestly, we miss you all. We can't wait to get back on the road and we couldn't be more proud to share with you the first first single off of our new album. And yes, we have been working on it for four years. The last time we put an album out, there were no self driving cars, no fidget spinners, President Trump was still that guy on The Apprentice and Jon Snow hadn't even died yet. #SpoilerAlert"
The band first hinted at new music in a dramatic teaser video unveiled on Twitter in June. The record, set for release on Interscope Records, follows the band's 2013 studio album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS which debuted inside the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Most recently, Thirty Seconds to Mars hit the road with Muse on their 20-date North American summer tour.
Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic hail from Los Angeles, CA.