30 Seconds to Mars' "King and Queens" music video has just made its way out for viewing pleasure. "We're doing all-night shoots. That was my big, dumb idea, to shoot at night," frontman Jared Leto told MTV about the video.
"But I think this city is a beautiful place at night, and we have these empty streets, and it's kind of a haunting, forgotten landscape," the vocalist continued. "It's been an incredible adventure, but it's also been really difficult, because there are so many people, and we're shutting down streets of Los Angeles."
"Kings and Queens" is the first single taken from 30 Seconds to Mars' upcoming third studio project "This Is War" which is due for December 8 U.S. release. Sharing what they have been going through in getting the album done, Jared said, "I don't know what to say. We spent two years of our lives working on that record, and it was us against the world. We didn't have outside influence or help, we didn't have a label, we had us, betting the farm, and pushing ourselves."
"There were times that it was overwhelming. Everything that was going on was brutal, but there were beautiful moments as well. There was so many outside influences that were in conflict that working on the record was actually quite peaceful. It was a case of survival, to tell the truth."
30 Seconds to Mars' "Kings and Queens" music video