Jared Leto covers Indie magazine to promote Thirty Seconds to Mars’ new album. Photographer Daria Kobayashi Ritch captures the artist with styling by Sean Knight. No stranger to eccentric style, Leto sports bold pieces from brands like Craig Green. Interviewed by Thomas Clausen, Leto also discusses how music can inspire change.
There are always a lot of people that say you can’t do anything. And of course, one thing is not going to be the solution to all our problems, says Leto.
However, music can inspire, music can heal, music can be comforting and music can just be fun. You can sit down listening to a song and just apply it to your own battles or struggles. Walk On Water is highly interpretive, but I think the same could be said about John Lennon’s Imagine or songs by Bob Dylan, there’s a long tradition of artists speaking to the times that they live in.
I’m not comparing myself to those great artists–they are way more talented than I am, but that is what I am trying to do, to tell a story. When I was a kid I was inspired by bands like Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin. They taught me a lot and made me question things. Read more on Indie-Mag.com.