Watch Thirty Seconds to Mars’ emotional video for ‘Rescue Me’

Days after announcing the release of a brand new music video, Thirty Seconds to Mars have kept their word. On Tuesday (June 12), the California-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Rescue Me.” Instead of being over-the-top dramatic, like their past videos, the clip has a simple premise; a group of diverse people, including the Leto brothers, showing their vulnerable and emotional sides.

In an email sent to fans accompanying the three-and-a-half-minute clip, frontman Jared Leto reveals the inspiration behind the song. As it turns out, the track is about pain, empowerment, but above all, freedom.

“‘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,” the musician wrote.

“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.”

Leto concluded the letter by thanking all the people involved in the video for being brave, selfless, and vulnerable by letting their true emotions show. Accompanying the letter, Leto included several links to organizations for those who need help including links to the Treatment Advocacy Center, Change Direction, Crisis Text Line, Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the World Federation for Mental Health.

The impactful and emotional music video was directed by filmmaker-director Mark Romanek. Romanek’s role as director marks the first time in 13 years that Leto was not behind the camera directing the band’s music video.

“It was a gift to have him carry the weight so graciously and deliver something so profoundly simple and beautiful,” Leto said about the director.

Watch the music video for “Rescue Me” above.

The new music video comes hours after it was confirmed that longtime guitarist Tomo Miličević had left the band. On social media, the former member addressed his departure telling fans that “it is the best thing for me in my life and also for the band.” Miličević joined Thirty Seconds to Mars in 2003.

Last week, the remaining members of the group began their trek across North America on their “Monolith” summer tour. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Thirty Seconds to Mars confirm new album with massive tour

Just when fans thought Thirty Seconds to Mars’ new album would never see the light of day, the band has finally confirmed a release date for it. On Thursday (Feb. 8), frontman Jared Leto made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he announced the release date for the band’s upcoming fifth studio album. The new record, which seems to have been given the title The New Album, will be released on April 6 through the group’s new record label of Interscope Records. The release date confirmation comes over a year after the band promised fans that new music was on the horizon, but kept postponing the release of any new tunes.

Pre-orders for The New Album are currently available on the group’s website. Back in August of 2017, the trio dropped the first single from the new record, “Walk on Water,” which has found massive success on the charts and on rock radio stations around the country. Last month, the group released the record’s second single, “Dangerous Night.” The New Album will be the follow-up to 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

In support of The New Album‘s release, Thirty Seconds to Mars also announced a massive tour which will find them touring across the continent during the months of June and July. The Monolith Tour will kick off on June 6 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up a month and a half later on July 22 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. Hitting the road alongside Thirty Seconds to Mars for the excursion will be Walk the Moon, MisterWives, Joywave, K. Flay, and Welshly Arms.

Walk the Moon will be Thirty Seconds to Mars’ direct opening act, performing at all but two stops on the tour. MisterWives and Joywave will open on all the June dates while Welshly Arms and K. Flay will take over as supporting acts during the month of July. Pre-sales for the tour will go on sale beginning this Monday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales will then begin a couple of days later on Friday, Feb. 16. The complete Monolith Tour itinerary can be seen below while the tour announcement video can be seen above.

THE MONOLITH TOUR DATES 2018:

June 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
June 8 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell*
June 9 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre*
June 10 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center*
June 12 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater*
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
June 15 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (w/ MisterWives, Joywave)
June 16 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center*
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion*
June 19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion*
June 20 – New York, NY** – Madison Square Garden*
June 21 – Holmdel, NJ** – PNC Bank Arts Center*
June 23 – Monterrey, MX – Machacha Festival
June 26 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live*
June 27 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
June 29 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
June 30 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place*
July 3 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (w/ Walk The Moon, Welshly Arms)
July 6 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
July 7 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater^
July 8 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP^
July 9 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (w/ K.Flay, Welshly Arms)
July 11 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion^
July 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre^
July 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre^
July 18 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre^
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum^
July 21 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre^
July 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion^

* Walk The Moon, MisterWives, Joywave
^ Walk The Moon, K.Flay, Welshly Arms

**on sale beginning 12pm local time