Thirty Seconds to Mars have debuted a new track titled “Walk on Water.”
On August 27 the band will debut “Walk On Water” live at this year’s MTV VMAs. The hook-filled pop song includes a sweeping chorus and uplifting lyrics. The band has already contracted with ESPN to use “Walk on Water” to advertise college football programming for the 2017 season.
The band’s last album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams was released in 2013, and the group poked fun at their long absence with a funny press release.
“After four long years, hundreds of days, thousands of hours, gazillions of seconds, we have finally managed to finish a single f—— song, wrote frontman Jared Leto. “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,” he continued. “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 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.”
Check out the band’s latest below.