30 Seconds to Mars’ frontman Jared Leto is making some kind of statement with the spicy new video for their single “Up in the Air” from the band’s forthcoming album “Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams.” It’s the sort of expensive-looking, high-concept video that bands used to make twenty years ago, only with no real concept other than “stuff that looks cool.”
In the video, Leto and his bandmates are joined by zebras, drugs, hula hoops, lions, paint fighters, switchblade sisters, and more for eight-and-a-half endless minutes. It also features credited appearances from Olympic sensation McKayla Maroney, artist Damien Hirst, author Neill Strauss, and burlesque queen Dita von Teese, who can be seen seductively riding a pink mechanical bull.
Leto (whose abs look terrific) directed the video under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins, as in the Dr. Seuss protagonist. Cute.
What does it all mean? We have no idea, but it comes with a seizure warning, so be advised.
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“Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams” will be released May 21.