30 Seconds to Mars is an American rock band formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Shannon Leto (drums, percussion) and Tomo Miličević (lead guitar, bass, keyboards).
The Kill: An Overview
The Kill is a song by 30 Seconds to Mars, released in 2006 as the second single from their second album, A Beautiful Lie. The song was written by lead vocalist Jared Leto and produced by Josh Abraham.
The Kill has become one of the band’s most popular songs, and has been covered by various artists.
The lyrics of The Kill are emotional and introspective, dealing with themes of isolation, pain and loneliness. The song’s opening lines set the tone:
“What if I wanted to break, laugh it all off in your face? What would you do? What if I fell to the floor? Couldn’t take this anymore? What would you do, do, do?”
The chorus of the song is catchy and memorable:
“I tried to be someone else, but nothing seemed to change. I know now, this is who I really am inside. Finally found myself, fighting for a chance. I know now, this is who I really am.”
The Music Video
The music video for The Kill was directed by Jared Leto himself, under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins. The video features the band wearing white suits and playing in a surreal, abandoned hotel.
The video has won several awards, including the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video in 2006.
The Kill has become one of 30 Seconds to Mars’ most iconic songs, and is often regarded as one of the best rock songs of the 21st century. The song’s emotional lyrics and catchy chorus have resonated with fans all over the world.
It has also been covered by numerous artists, including Panic! at the Disco and Thirty Seconds to Mars themselves.
The Kill is a powerful song that deals with themes of pain, isolation and self-discovery. Its emotional lyrics and catchy chorus have made it one of 30 Seconds to Mars’ most popular songs, and a fan favorite for many years.
The song’s music video, directed by Jared Leto himself, has also become iconic in its own right. The Kill is a testament to the power of music to touch people’s hearts and inspire them to be their true selves.