‘Stuck’ by Thirty Seconds To Mars – Single Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
After a five-year break, Thirty Seconds To Mars make a triumphant return with their latest single, ‘Stuck’. The new arrival serves as the lead track from their highly anticipated upcoming studio album, ‘It’s the End of the World But It’s a Beautiful Day’, due out in September 23.
‘Stuck’ surprises many with its subtle and gentle approach. It also embraces a pop aesthetic that seamlessly fits within the current music scene. The song’s chorus has a groovy texture that captivates instantly, keeping us hooked to the edges of ours seats. Also, with a catchy hook and vibe somewhat far from their usual, Thirty Seconds To Mars prove their versatility and ability to explore different sonic landscapes.
The lyrics of ‘Stuck’ delve into the themes of desire, longing, and the complexities of a captivating yet impossible love. The haunting quality of the words adds depth and an emotional resonance to the track. It’s a testament to the band’s songwriting skills that they can craft lyrics that resonate with listeners on multiple levels.
While departing from their signature anthemic rock sound, Thirty Seconds To Mars still manage to retain their distinct musical identity. Moreover, the charismatic vocals of frontman Jared Leto soar effortlessly over the melodic instrumentation. It creates a harmonious blend that is both familiar and refreshing. Additionally, the production quality is top-notch, highlighting the band’s attention to detail and commitment to delivering a polished and captivating listening experience.
Overall, ‘Stuck’ showcases Thirty Seconds To Mars’ growth as musicians and their willingness to experiment with their sound. By embracing a more subdued and pop-oriented approach, they have crafted a track that showcases their ability to adapt and evolve without compromising their artistic integrity. It is a welcome return for band and await eagerly for the release of the new album.