System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian was recently interviewed by Expert Magazine to discuss his scoring work. During the chat, he said that he is actually “more interested in writing instrumental pieces of music,” rather than music with vocals.
Tankian said the following when asked if it was hard to do scoring work, considering he was primarily a vocalist [translated version shared on Facebook:
“Screw vocals. I’m tired of it. During a conversation with a friend yesterday I came up with an idea: before we started making music, I was mainly known as a poet and vocalist. I wrote poetry every day. It was what I did constantly, what made me release two poetry books. In fact, I came to music from words.
I wrote so many lyrics that it stopped to be interesting. Not because there is nothing I want to talk or sing about. Sure there are topics I don’t want to write lyrics to but at least I can pull out some new emotions out of it. Poetry is always something that opens yourself up and supports self-determination. I just did it for too long. Now I am more interested in writing instrumental pieces of music.”