It’s finally here, the song that 30 Seconds to Mars launched into space a little under four weeks ago has officially hit the web, just like they promised.
The song, “Up in the Air” first started to receive publicity when the band featuring Jared Leto, brother Shannon and Tomo Miličević, decided to be the second artists to release a song from deep in space. Last year, Will.i.am did something similar releasing a song when the Mars Rover landed on Mars.
Back in February, the band made the trek to Cape Canaveral to watch a CD of their song be launched into to space with a package for those astronauts up in the space center. After that had been done, the band revealed that on March 18 (today) they would go to Houston to chat/have a Q&A session via video chat with astronaut, Tom Marshburn as he received the package.
Without further ado, Echelon members, here’s “Up in the Air” (ignore the continuous ‘I Heart Radio’ plugs):
Even after the premiere of the new song, the band went on to announce even bigger news; the band that probably never sleeps will be releasing a new album titled, Love Lust Faith + Dreams on May 21. The album art and full track listing can be seen below.
3. ‘Up In The Air’
4. ‘City Of Angels’
5. ‘The Race’
6. ‘End Of All Days’
7. ‘Pyres Of Varanasi’
8. ‘Bright Lights’
9. ‘Do Or Die’
11. ‘Northern Lights’
12. ‘Depuis Le Debut’
Yes, you did read right.
Fittingly enough, 30 Seconds to Mars have decided to premiere their new song, “Up in the Air” in space. The first copy of their new material is set to be included on a SpaceX cargo mission that will also be delivering scientific experiments and goods to the International Space Center.
In honor of this, the band will be heading to Cape Canaveral to watch the launch happen. For those who cannot make it to see the Falcon 9 rocket launch, NASA will be airing a live stream of it on their website which can be seen here. The Falcon 9 is slated to arrive at the International Space Center.
The band will be visiting Mission Control in Houston on March 18 to chat with astronaut, Tom Marshburn on the day that the package is set to arrive at the space center. The interview is set to be airing live, but other than that, the information has been minimal,but chances are if anything changes in the meantime, it can be found at the band’s website.
30 Seconds to Mars aren’t the first artists to have their music launched into space and then premiere deep in the universe; last year, Black Eye Peas frontman, Will.i.am launched his song “Reach for the Stars” into space as well. When the song arrived on Mars, it was officially released to the public through NASA’s website as well.
“Up in the Air” will mark the first single off of their yet-to-be-titled fourth studio album which they have been working on while on tour for their last album, This is War. The album should be released sometime this year.