Thirty Seconds to Mars has been teasing fan with the promise of new music for over a year now, and to say that fans are waiting on pens and needles may be an understatement. On Tuesday (Aug. 15), things changed when the California-founded band confirmed that they will have a new track out by the end of the month. Taking to social media, the trio posted that their new song will be titled “Walk on Water” and will make its worldwide premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 22. In addition to the new song’s release date, the group also posted a 36-second clip to give their fans a little bit of a chuckle.
The clip opens with a panoramic shot of Los Angeles and Interscope Label Meeting scrawled at the bottom of the screen. Viewers then hear a voice that does not belong to any of the three guys in the band, but rather, an “Interscope executive.” The executive begins to call out the band for their lack of new music and their continuous use of the word “soon” whenever the topic of new music is approached. You can see how all three guys look ashamed as they are being reprimanded. The clip ends with the executive telling them that soon needs to be turned into now that’s when the image goes black with the Echelon logo and what the viewer can assume is snippet of “Walk on Water.” Watch the clip above.
According to a post on Twitter, it looks like Thirty Seconds to Mars will introduce the world to the new song during their live performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards set to take place on Aug. 27.
While Thirty Seconds to Mars has finally confirmed a new single, the Echelon is still waiting for them to formally announce the follow-up to 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.