The actor and musician said the band were "getting closer and closer to being finished" on the record

Jared Leto has described 30 Seconds To Mars‘s forthcoming fifth album as “very sexual”.

The actor and musician revealed the band were currently at work on the record in a new interview and said they were “getting closer and closer to being finished”.

Speaking to NME, Leto said the album was “very, very different” to their past output. “I think our last album was maybe a bridge between where we were and where we are now and it’s a very, very different album,” he said.

“I think that’s exciting. Every time you make an album, every time write a song, you have the ability to redefine, reimagine and to experiment and take chances. I’m a big believer that it’s okay to let go of your past and explore new territory, so that’s what we’re doing.”

When asked to describe it in three words, he responded: “It’s very sexual. That’s three syllables, not three words, but it’ll have to do.”

Leto also said his time playing The Joker in Suicide Squad, which is out in cinemas now, hadn’t influenced the songs on the album.

“I think I’ve had enough dark and twisted with 30 Seconds To Mars over the years,” he said. “I don’t need any Joker input, we’ve gone through our dark, twisted period. We’re more in our aspirational, self-reflective period or something, I don’t know.

“But we are working on our fifth album right now. We’ve written about 40 or 50 songs and we’re getting closer and closer to being finished. I always want to put an album out sooner. Every time I make an album I go on tour and say I’m going to make an album fast this time, in a year or two, but it always takes me four years. I’m just so slow.”