A Beautiful Lie by 30 Seconds To Mars
A Beautiful Lie is the second album by American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. It was released on August 30, 2005 through Virgin Records and was produced by Josh Abraham. The album produced four singles, "Attack," "The Kill," "From Yesterday," and "A Beautiful Lie"; of which three of those four singles managed to chart within the top 30 on the U.S. Modern Rock chart, with "The Kill" and "From Yesterday" entering the top three. A Beautiful Lie differs notably from the band's self-titled debut album, both musically and lyrically. Whereas the eponymous concept album's lyrics focus on human struggle and astronomical themes, A Beautiful Lie's lyrics are "personal and less cerebral." And the music, while previously atmospheric, and takes on a youthful, more post-hardcore approach by introducing intense screaming vocals and deemphasizing synth effects. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
30 Seconds to Mars are an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1998. Since 2007, the band has been composed of actor Jared Leto (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter), Shannon Leto (drums, percussion) and Tomo Milicevic (lead guitar, keyboards). Following the departure of Matt Wachter (now of Angels & Airwaves) in 2007, Tim Kelleher became the bassist for the group, performing live only with both Jared and Mili?evi? recording bass for studio recordings, while Braxton Olita (keyboards) was added to the touring lineup in 2009. Previously, the group also featured guitarists Solon Bixler (now of Great Northern) and Kevin Drake. To date, 30 Seconds to Mars have released three studio albums 30 Seconds to Mars (2002); A Beautiful Lie (2005); This Is War (2009) and two extended plays AOL Sessions Undercover (2007) and To the Edge of the Earth (2008). Founded in 1998 by brothers Shannon Leto and Jared Leto, 30 Seconds to Mars began as a small family project.