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Thirty Seconds to Mars is known for their over the top instrumentals, power anthems and incredible vocals from Jared Leto. The latest single from Thirty Seconds to Mars “City of Angels,” off of Love Lust Faith and Dreams , feels like a love letter to the city of Los Angeles.
The video which is over 11 minutes long, features Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez, Corey Feldman, Alan Cumming and James Franco. Each celebrity that is featured in the video explains their personal passion behind Los Angeles and how the city had impacted each of them. The stories of these celebrities provide another level of depth to an already passionate song. Throughout the video these stories are injected into the video.
Every individual that is featured in the video is honest and open. Much like the passion behind the song. That passion for the city of Los Angeles and for the entertainment industry can be felt in the single and is translated effortlessly into the music video.
The music video feels very large in scale, much like the city of Los Angeles itself. Leto’s silhouette can be seen performing during the video. The song really brings a new light to the city of angels and showcases the power behind Leto’s vocals.
Thirty Seconds to Mars is known for over the top music videos and “City of Angels” appears to be over the top with the number of celebrities who appear in the video, but it feels honest and very down to earth. "City of Angels" feels less over the top and more personal from Thirty Seconds to Mars.
For 11 minutes, fans of Thirty Seconds to Mars can catch a glimpse into the Los Angeles lifestyle and are able to find a new connection with the band.