"City of Angels" is a song by American rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars
(pictured), featured on their fourth studio album Love, Lust, Faith and
Dreams (2013). The song's name is a reference to Los Angeles, and the
lyrics were influenced by its culture. Written by lead vocalist Jared
Leto, who also produced the song with Steve Lillywhite, "City of Angels"
is imbued with elements of arena rock and 1980s music; the track has
been cited as an example of the album's variety and experimentation. It
was generally acclaimed by music critics, who commended the composition,
the lyrics, and Leto's vocal performance. The song was released in
October 2013 as the third single from the album, reaching number eight
on the US Alternative Songs chart. An accompanying music video that
features well-known entertainers and colorful personalities sharing
their visions about Los Angeles was positively reviewed by critics; it
received the Loudwire Music Award for Best Rock Video and was nominated
for Best Cinematography at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Thirty
Seconds to Mars performed "City of Angels" on their major concert tours
from 2013 through 2015.
Today's selected anniversaries:
Pope John VIII officially recognised Croatia as an independent
state, and Branimir as its Duke.
American Civil War: The Union and Confederate armies fought to
a draw at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, with nearly 32,000
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the
international sport governing body of association football, was founded
Aboard the Spirit of St. Louis, American aviator Charles
Lindbergh completed the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight, flying
from Roosevelt Field near New York City to Paris – Le Bourget Airport.
The Italian government released the membership list of
Propaganda Due, an illegal pseudo-Masonic lodge that had been implicated
in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries.
List of historical anniversaries
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A sudden heavy rainstorm.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I have come to believe … that the stage may do more than
teach, that much of our current moral instruction will not endure the
test of being cast into a lifelike mold, and when presented in dramatic
form will reveal itself as platitudinous and effete. That which may have
sounded like righteous teaching when it was remote and wordy, will be
challenged afresh when it is obliged to simulate life itself.
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