Dangerous Night

Songfacts®:

  • The second single from Thirty Seconds To Mars' fifth album, "Dangerous Night" was written by lead vocalist Jared Leto and studio musician Stevie Aiello. Leto also produced the track along with German-Russian EDM artist Zedd, who previously worked with the band on a live rendition of his song "Stay The Night."
  • The song premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show on January 25, 2018. Jared Leto told the DJ: "It's a song about love. Something that I've successfully avoided singing about for many many years and you know but I had to address it at some point."

    Asked why he's avoided writing about love in the past, Leto replied:

    "I just feel like it had been done so well by so many people especially in the beginning. I didn't want to sing about my dad or my girlfriend or something. I thought that it was such visited territory. But you know someone said recently to me, don't be afraid of the clichés. And I think there's something to that. Clichés are clichés because they're true. And singing about hope and dreams and love are really worthy things. But what makes this song unique to me is it's not just about a relationship, it's kind of about this metaphorical relationship that is America right now as if it were a relationship. What is that relationship like and I think if you listen to the song from that vantage point it has a whole new meaning."
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars performed the song live for the first time on the January 25, 2018 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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  • Stephanie Schmick from Lakeland, FlNo, it's about a guy and a girl and part of the lyrics were born 10yrs ago.
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