Multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds To Mars have released the visceral music video for their single ‘Rescue Me’ off their new album, America, out now via Polydor Records.
LISTEN to the single on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
The video, directed by Mark Romanek, premiered globally on MTV’s TRL AM in the US and simultaneously across MTV’s international network of channels and platforms in more than 180 territories.
Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared and Shannon Leto hail from Los Angeles, California. The band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas and stadiums globally.
The band most recently released their fifth studio album, America, via Polydor Records which debuted at #4 on the Official UK Album Chart.
Of the song and video, Jared Leto said, “Rescue Me is a song about pain, a song about empowerment, a song about faith, and a song about freedom.
“Freedom from the wreckage of your past. Freedom from the bondage of self. And freedom to embrace all the promises that life has to offer.
“It’s also a song about the brutal war so many of us wage against fear, depression and anxiety in the hope that we might, one day, live a life filled with happiness and dreams.
“Pain does not discriminate. It can affect us all. In our bodies. Our hearts. Our minds. And often, when that pain is emotional or mental, we are afraid to speak up.
“None of us are ‘ok’ all the time. And there shouldn’t be a stigma when we aren’t.
“Both my brother and I have had our own intense personal battles and it has, and continues to be, life changing.
“I try to remember that just past the darkest days await the brightest and most rewarding moments. And that change is always right around the corner.”
Jared added, “I want to thank everyone for being so brave, selfless and vulnerable in this video.
“The emotion and honesty shared impacted me greatly and I hope it does that same for you all.
“I am very proud and grateful to have worked with one of my heroes – the master filmmaker and director Mark Romanek.
“It’s the first time in 13 years I haven’t directed our videos. It was a gift to have him carry the weight so graciously and deliver something so profoundly simple and beautiful.
“If you think someone in your life needs help, ask them if they’re ok and make sure they know you’re there for them. And keep showing up. Help however you can.
“If you are hurting, you can get through this. Tell someone you trust. And please make sure you ask for help.”
For more information or to seek help for you or someone you know, check out the following organisations: Treatment Advocacy Center, Change Direction, Crisis Text Line, Suicide Prevention Helpline and World Federation for Mental Health.