SINGLE REVIEW: Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water


Thirty Seconds To Mars have been hyping up their forthcoming fifth studio album for the past 3 years. Feel overwhelmed by the amount of numbers in that first sentence? I hope so because when it finally came around to this dynamic three-piece to release their lead single “Walk On Water” it severely unimpressed. The anti-climatic track sees the band trying to re-create the anthemic alternative rock sound they conquered on their last stadium ready record. They have tried to provide empowering lyrics that have been strategically structured to create a euphoric sound but instead it just come across a bit too predictable and try-hard. They question the listener “Do you believe that you can walk on water? Do you believe that you can win this fight tonight? Do you believe?”. The premise behind it is strong and I will give them that but Jared Leto comes across a bit too cocky vocally to pull off the vulnerability and sincerity this song needs. It has the foundations to be a great Thirty Seconds To Mars track but the execution was weak and anti-climatic. Unfortunately for them The Killers are really killing this sound at the moment with their comeback.





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