One of my favorite bands is Thirty Seconds to Mars. If you’ve never listened to them before, what have you been doing with your life?!?
I’d describe their music as grand, sweeping, very ambitious haha. IDK they just seem to always want to do something really big and make a statement with their songs. I think really reflects the personality of their lead singer, Jared Leto. There’s a reason why I called this post Jared Leto and Pals, let’s be honest here, no one really knows who the other members of the band are, except for maybe hardcore fans. For those that don’t know him, Jared is also a well-known actor who’s had some really memorable roles in the past. Some of my favorite:
- Steve Prefontaine in “Prefontaine”: good movie but not as good as “Without Limits”, which was great
- Super-blond guy in “Fight Club”
- And most recently, the cross-dressing/transgender character Rayon in “Dallas Buyer’s Club”, for which I believe he won an Academy Award
The point is, he’s had some really notable roles and he can definitely hold his own as an actor. Actually, I’d say he’s an actor first and a musician second. But, as the lead singer, he brings some serious heat – it’s hard to imagine a singer bringing more energy to their performances on a consistent basis then Jared Leto. He’s frenetic, borderline crazy during shows and he does a great job amping up the crowd’s energy accordingly. He’s always super entertaining, routinely coming out in crazy flamboyant outfits, some of which look like he’s wearing a rug 🙂 Who knows maybe it’s cause I just had the carpets cleaned at my apartments by these guys… It’s clear he’s really embracing the rockstar persona and plays it up all the way. Continue reading