After years of waiting for new music from Thirty Seconds to Mars, it looks like the band is finally giving their loyal fans just what they’ve been hoping for. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the California-founded band unleashed their first new song in over four years, “Walk on Water.” In addition to premiering the new song, the group also released its lyric video. The almost three-and-a-half minute clip features crowd-sourced footage that was all shot on the Fourth of July and submitted to the band.
According to the group, over 10,000 individuals and 92 professional crews from around the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, submitted videos which showcase what America looked like on that one day. Their main goal for having Echelon members submit footage from such an important day in US history was to “capture a portrait of this country that is absolutely beautiful, challenging and unforgettable.” The footage ranges from politically charged to serene and tranquil. Watch the lyric video for “Walk on Water” above.
Last week, Thirty Seconds to Mars post a video online poking fun at their constant use of the word “soon” whenever they were asked about the status of new music. In the clip, an Interscope Records “executive” is seen reprimanding the group for always having excuses for not releasing new music and how that new music needed to be out now.
Despite the release of the new song, the group has yet to formally announce when their long-anticipated fifth studio album will be released. The band’s last studio album was 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.