Do Or Die

Album: Love Lust Faith + Dreams (2013)
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  • Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto told Purevolume that this propulsive rocker is "about standing up and living out your dreams."
  • The song's music video features live footage of 30 Seconds To Mars onstage, as well as stories from their young fans. "Most of the interviews, I did myself, so they're really intimate," Jared Leto told MTV News. "It's me, it's them, and it's the camera. What I've found is, that if you talk to everybody long enough, you find an incredible story. Every single person has a moment in their life, something that they've found a solution for, a story to tell. Some are funny, some are really intriguing, and if you ask the right questions, you get interesting answers."
  • The clip stats off with a German guy whom Leto first met in Berlin. The fan told the singer about the loss of his father and how he'd played a Thirty Seconds To Mars song at his funeral. When Leto ran into the German fan again, at a Mars show in Austria, he decided to have him tell his story once more, this time on camera. His tale stuck with him throughout, so Leto chose it to lead off the new video. "At the show in Austria, where there were tens of thousands of people, and I ran into him and interviewed him; he was the first interview of the summer, and he shared this story about losing his father, and what it taught him, it was really an organic and serendipitous and beautiful way to begin," Leto told MTV News. "He shared a really personal part of himself and we're really grateful to him, and that continued throughout all the interviews ... this is basically a document to how we spent our summer; not just us, but all of our amazing fans."
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