Managed to break the Guinness World Records as the Longest Concert Tour by a Rock Band is still not enough. How about launching the song ‘Up In The Air’ in the rocket that flew into space where aliens can hear it? Well, it is still not enough.
The word “enough” as if it did not exist in the dictionary of the band, and their latest album truly illustrates how dramatic the 30 Seconds to Mars. They poured all her love, passion, faith and dreams into their fourth compact disc. This is the ‘Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams’.
‘Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams’ is a concept album with a philosophical artistic themes. The album is divided into 4 elements described in 4 colors. Red for Love, Lust yellow, green for the Faith, and blue for Dreams. Each track represents individual elements, such as a brief introduction song ‘Birth’ for element + Dreams Faith.
While ‘Conquistador’ is for the fans who missed the militants guitar distortion and screams background that characterizes the 30 Seconds to Mars. Wild as self-titled debut record ’30 Seconds to Mars’ (2002), but adults like ‘This Is War’ (2009). Lust + Faith.
‘Up In The Air’ became the title song of this album which successfully flew into space and cause unusual sound vibe (typical 30 Seconds To Mars) with a synthesizer that stung like electricity. The song is most appropriate to describe the overall feel of this album. Dreams + Love + Lust.
‘The Race’ is one title that should be given more attention. The song was originally opened with a violin race, but instantly changed when the drum-bass begin to beat with a tempo that is well suited to sway. Most danceable rock in this album. Lust + Faith.
There is also the ‘End of All Day’, a combination of dark piano with vocals blaring Jared Letto despair. Lust + Faith. ‘Bright Light’, a melodic song, ambitious and the best in terms of the lyrics, “Bright Lights / Big City / She dreams of love / Bright Light / Big City / He Lives to run.” Dreams + Love + Lust. Or, ‘Do or Die’, opens with a sentence of a woman in Chinese ‘si shi xing dong wang hai’ which means ‘do or die’. Faith + Love + Dreams.
‘Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams’ full of philosophy, trivia, and colorful nodule. From the realm of sound, you would like to hear the album ‘This Is War’ (2009) in the electronic version. Narrative, interactive and almost flawless. This album would have been sufficient as if what has been lacking, even exceeding expectations had been expected.