Thirty Seconds to Mars have just unveiled a new video for “Rescue Me”, and it runs the gamut of emotions.
In the new video for the latest single from the band’s album America, frontman Jared Leto is joined by a number of other people — including Paris Jackson and actress Sofia Boutella — as they display a range of emotions, from elation to anger to grief and all points in between.
And while Leto’s ripped abs will no doubt be a selling point for some fans, he explains the song contains an important message about mental health.
“’Rescue Me’ is a song about pain, a song about empowerment, a song about faith, and a song about freedom. Freedom from the wreckage of your past. Freedom from the bondage of self. And freedom to embrace all the promises that life has to offer,” the Oscar winner says in a statement about the song and its video.
“It’s also a song about the brutal war so many of us wage against fear, depression, and anxiety in the hope that we might, one day, live a life filled with happiness and dreams.
“Pain does not discriminate. It can affect us all. In our bodies. Our hearts. Our minds. And often, when that pain is emotional or mental, we are afraid to speak up.”
“None of us are ‘OK’ all the time. And there shouldn’t be a stigma when we aren’t. Both my brother and I have had our own intense personal battles and it has, and continues to be, life changing. I try to remember that just past the darkest days await the brightest and most rewarding moments. And that change is always right around the corner,” says Leto.
“I want to thank everyone for being so brave, selfless and vulnerable in this video. The emotion and honesty shared impacted me greatly and I hope it does that same for you all. I am very proud and grateful to have worked with one of my heroes – the master filmmaker and director Mark Romanek. It’s the first time in 13 years I haven’t directed our videos. It was a gift to have him carry the weight so graciously and deliver something so profoundly simple and beautiful.”
“If you think someone in your life needs help, ask them if they’re OK and make sure they know you’re there for them. And keep showing up. Help however you can. If you are hurting, you can get through this. Tell someone you trust. And please make sure you ask for help.”
Leto concludes by advising anyone seeking help to check out the following organizations:
For more information or to seek help for you or someone you know, check out the following organizations:
Treatment Advocacy Center — http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/
Change Direction — https://www.changedirection.org/
Crisis Text Line — https://www.crisistextline.org/
Suicide Prevention Lifeline — https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
World Federation for Mental Health — https://wfmh.global/