Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto takes the production reins alongside Steve Lillywhite on the group's fourth album, infusing the act's epically charged rock anthems with an even fuller sense of grandeur than heard on past releases. From the searching first single "Up in the Air" to the propulsion of standout track "Do or Die," Leto seeks to rock not with fervor or aggression but with theatrical opulence.

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