Limited vinyl LP pressing Originally released in 2005, A Beautiful Lie is the second album by alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. The album was produced by Josh Abraham. A Beautiful Lie received positive reviews from music critics, many praising the album for the band's new sound from their debut album. A Beautiful Lie differs notably from the band's self-titled debut album, both musically and lyrically. Whereas the eponymous concept album's lyrics focus on human struggle and astronomical themes, A Beautiful Lie's lyrics are "personal and less cerebral". Thirty Seconds to Mars was formed in 1998 by actor Jared Leto (lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards).