Five years after their last LP, Thirty Seconds to Mars have released their fifth studio album, America. The rock band has teamed up with a variety of big names to round out the album, and fans will find production credits from Zedd, Yellow Claw and KillaGraham on the LP.
At the beginning of 2018, Thirty Seconds to Mars released “Dangerous Night” — a track written by Jared Leto and Stevie Aiello and produced by Zedd. KillaGraham lends a production hand in the album’s third track,”Rescue Me,” and Yellow Claw worked with Leto on “Hail to the Victor.”
This isn’t the first time Thirty Seconds to Mars has stepped into the electronic music realm.
“We’ve been exploring electronic music from our very first album, so this isn’t something new for us,” Leto told USA Today. “But we break some rules as well for ourselves and tread upon new ground, which is exciting.”
The 12-track album also features collaborations with A$AP Rocky and Halsey and is out now on Interscope.
Zedd is one of the busiest artists in the music industry right now. He just achieved a #1 spot in radio play for his single, ‘The Middle’, and continues to play shows all over the globe. Somehow though he found time to sit down with astronaut, Leland Melvin to chat about his upcoming score for
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The quality of a Zedd production would suggest that the “Stay” hit-maker sleeps in the studio. Yet as the Grammy Award-winning artist’s recent interview with Architectural Digest affirms, this, of course, is not the case.
The collaboration between Zedd and the magazine has resulted in a near 10-minute video tour of the artist’s 9,400-square-foot Beverly Hills residence, led by none other than Zedd himself. The video offers fans a glimpse of the many facets of Zedd’s private domain: his predilection for a modern aesthetic, symmetry in design, and the involvement of natural, outdoorsy elements in his home’s interior.
Unlike many celebrities, Zedd doesn’t use an interior designer, but rather relies on his own abilities. “I follow a bunch of architecture sites [that] I get inspiration from,” Zedd notes. “I have really specific taste and I’m okay with it taking awhile and therefore being more personal and [characterized by] stuff I actually like.”
Zedd’s preference for hand selected items reflective of his own decorative taste is similarly reflected in the art pieces that bedeck the walls of the property, all of which have been produced by Zedd’s creative friends. “Every piece of art [is] from somebody I know, nothing [is] random, so I’m trying to keep that,” Zedd explains. “The value is whatever it’s worth to me — I just want to look at art and be happy, so I’m not an art collector in the traditional sense.”
With a house like Zedd’s, who wouldn’t want to ‘Stay the Night’?
The Grammy award-winning artist’s latest endeavor figures Zedd as the writer of the cinematic score for National Geographic’s new documentary, “One Strange Rock.” Hosted by recent Ultra 20 surprise guestWill Smith and directed by Darren Aronofsky, “One Strange Rock” is a 10-part series that chronicles the history of the universe.
“I got an email basically saying that Nat Geo is looking for a musical piece to be composed by me that doesn’t necessarily sound like me,” Zedd said. “It was about me composing a piece for something that Aronofsky directed, and I’m a big fan, so immediately I saw that name and I was like [yes]…I was really interested.”
Zedd’s partnership has additionally allowed the “Stay” hit-maker to tap into his classical roots. “It is very different [from a traditional Zedd release],” Zedd added. “I come from classical music, so this is much more in line with what I used to do 20 years ago.”
“One Strange Rock” premiered on March 26. Fans can sample Zedd’s cinematic sound via “One Strange Rock’s” official trailer.
When Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey‘s “The Middle” came out at the beginning of the year, it quickly garnered millions of plays and views across platforms. The sugar-sweet dance/pop original featured Morris’ charming vocals over catchy production from Zedd and Grey, making for a surefire hit for all three artists.
Over the months since its release, countless remixes have surfaced on SoundCloud — but perhaps none as heavy as this latest one from drummer Ryan Browne. Browne has been making a name for himself by doing percussion-infused takes on songs like Krewella‘s classic “Alive” and Alison Wonderland‘s “Messiah.” With accompanying videos to demonstrate the hard work that goes into these remixes, Browne’s multi-instrumental skills shine. His remix of “The Middle” is backed by hefty guitar riffs and bass and is led by a fast-paced drum & bass rhythm. He’s taken the tidy pop elements of the original and worked them into a more rugged, passion-packed remix.
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The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 2–5 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Logic, and ODESZA, and, most notably, Vampire Weekend — the band’s first live performance in four years.
Lollapalooza also boasts an impressive undercard with Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, St. Vincent, and Aussie one-woman band Tash Sultana, who rarely tours the US.
With over a hundred names set to appear over the weekend, Lollapalooza truly has become an American institution with something to satiate everyone’s musical tastes. GA and VIP passes to Lollapalooza can be found here.
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