30 Seconds to Mars' new album is ''very sexual'', according to Jared Leto.

The actor and musician has revealed the band are currently working on their fifth album and were ''getting closer and closer to being finished''.

He shared: ''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.

''I think that's exciting. Every time you make an album, every time write a song, you have the ability to redefine, re-imagine 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.''

Asked to describe the album in three words, Jared told NME: ''It's very sexual. That's three syllables, not three words, but it'll have to do.''

Meanwhile, Jared - who plays The Joker in the 'Suicide Squad' movie - insisted he has easily been able to keep his acting and music careers separate.

He explained: ''I think I've had enough dark and twisted with 30 Seconds To Mars over the years. 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.''