Half the battle in the rock world is taking risks. If you didn’t have the guts to take a risk every now and then, there’s a good chance we’ll still play the same watered-down blues riffs until the end of time. Then again, sometimes it’s best to play it a bit cautiously … especially if the end product looks like this.
Despite their good intentions, it was the catastrophic failures that brought these groups to a standstill in their careers. What constitutes the end of a career, however? To a lot of those acts, it’s just pitchforks down the road or just a side note to the rest of their brilliant careers. If you look at it in retrospect, this is where things really start to go downhill.
No matter what kind of music they would create next, they all live in the shadow of these tracks, swallowing up all their goodwill and changing the public’s perception of them practically overnight. Like it or not, you’re never going to find that initial magic again once these tracks hit the airwaves. It’s noble to say the least of these bands to take such a chance, but they really should have stuck with what they knew best.
It seems a little strange to give a career-killing song to something that isn’t even that old yet. When it comes to the test of time, a song like Walk on Water by 30 Seconds to Mars needs a little more time to settle down before anyone starts calling it a fall from grace or whatever. it would be. Considering where Jared Leto has gone in his professional life, it’s probably safe to call this one while he’s still fresh.
Since A Beautiful Lie, Jared has tended to put 30 Seconds to Mars on the back burner in his acting career, and for good reason. There’s no way he could have made an impression at something like the Dallas Buyers Club if he had to juggle a tour around the same time. On Walk On Water, it looks like a jock jam that Jared just threw in a few hours on his laptop between scenes of Bladerunner 2049.
From the sung chorus to the weird vocal manipulations going on halfway through, it feels more like an Imagine Dragons song than the guy who gave you those amazing screams on songs like From Yesterday. If that’s what we should expect from his music career going forward, maybe Jared is in a better position to focus solely on acting at this point.