Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Premieres “Rumi” Video

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has premiered a new video for his song “Rumi.” This track is from his latest EP “Elasticity.“ Tankian commented:

“Lyrical specificity in music is generally discouraged because less people internalize them as they have less of a personal connection. But there are cases where it is vital if the inspiration and muse is specific. In this case, a father talking to his son and reverence to the poet that inspired the son’s name could not be re-written so one can generalize.”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian On The Possibility Of “Protect The Land” And “Genocidal Humanoidz” Leading To Further New Music: “It Does Give Me Hope That One Day We Might Be Able To Get It Together And Do Something Again”

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian discussed the band’s latest singles “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz.” The frontman says that the tracks gave him “hope that one day [the band] might be able to get it together and do something again.”

Tankian said the following:

“Honestly, I’m extremely proud of us getting together for our people and the cause, at a time where Azerbaijan and Turkey not only attacked Armenians in Artsakh with military equipment, but they also attacked the Armenian nation with disinformation around the world, using caviar diplomacy over the years. Azerbaijan bought off a lot of politicians and they tried to create false parody in journalism and in the media — and it succeeded for a little while. So, I’m proud to say that our songs coming out, especially the video for ‘Protect The Land’, really kind of bit into that all in one day — just kind of boom, let the world know that these are people living on their own indigenous land, they’re being attacked, they’re trying to protect their families, and they’re dying because you got the second largest NATO ally Turkey basically attacking them along with Azerbaijan — both dictatorships attacking a democratic, progressive, first Christian nation society.”

He also added:

“So, I’m really proud of the work that we’ve done with System Of A Down, and it does give me hope that one day we might be able to get it together and do something again together. I think we were able to do it because we were able to put aside our philosophies and our creative differences even, and just go, ‘Who’s got a song that’ll work?,’ because at this point it’s just a weapon for truth and not about us. And it worked.”

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Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Premieres “Your Mom” Lyric Video

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has premiered a lyric video for his song “Your Mom.” This track is from his latest EP “Elasticity.“ Director David Bradford commented:

“As I listened to the beginning of the song, with the more mellow acoustic guitar, I envisioned a brave bird flying over a countryside, unaware of the danger waiting in the ashen, war-torn lands ahead. This didn’t stop the bird from gliding into danger and took the form of ‘Your Mom’. As the fighters continue their campaign of destroying the Earth with their bombs and chaos, the mom summons the strength from her connection to Mother Earth and becomes the personification of justice against the fighters. She kicks their asses and returns to the form of a bird, perched on the carcasses of the destroyers and restores the Earth’s balance.”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Premieres “Electric Yerevan” Video

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has premiered a new video for his new song “Electric Yerevan.” This track is from his new EP “Elasticity,“ which will be released tomorrow (March 19). Tankian commented:

“The song was inspired by the successful Electric Yerevan protests in Armenia in the summer of 2015 where people protested against proposed hikes in utility prices. My writing from that time is inscribed word for word in the song.”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Teases “Electric Yerevan” Video

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has shared a teaser for his new song/video “Electric Yerevan.” The full clip will be released on March 18 at 9:00pm PDT. The track is from Tankian’s new EP “Elasticity,“ which will be released on March 19.

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian On John Dolmayan: “I Love And Respect John Very Much, But I Don’t Love And Respect His American Political Views”

System Of A Down have been a politically charged band over the years, but John Dolmayan and Serj Tankian have continued to have drastically different views in recent times. Now, during a new interview with Consequence Of Sound, Tankian further discussed the political divide between them, saying that he does “love and respect John,” but he doesn’t “love and respect his American political views.”

Tankian said the following about Dolmayan:

“We’re very good friends, we’re family, and he’s my drummer in my band, so of course we’ve talked about many, many different things, including political views. When you don’t agree with someone after a while about a certain topic … look, it doesn’t mean that we don’t agree about other stuff.

We agree a lot about Armenian stuff, for example, a lot about family stuff, a lot of other things, a lot of personal stuff. But when it comes to American politics, we happen to be on the polar opposite ends of it, and we’re both very passionate and vehement about our views, which is fine.”

“I love and respect John very much, but I don’t love and respect his American political views. And that’s fine. And I can live with that and he can live with that because we respect and care for each other. And it’s really just that. Have we talked about it? Yeah. But do we talk about it often? No, because there comes a point where when you don’t see eye to eye on something, you just rather talk about something else.”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Has Another EP And Two Cinematic/Instrumental Albums In The Works

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian recently revealed that he is planning to release his new EP “Elasticity” on March 19 and now it looks like he already has more new material in the works. Among his plans, are another new EP, two albums of cinematic/instrumental music, and more.

Tankian told Kerrang! the following:

“All I can tell you is that I have some material ready from last year because lockdown was a musician’s studio dream, in a way. You can get in and work because you don’t need to travel or anything else. I was able to create and finish a lot of music as well.”

“I was able to finish this EP, I’ve created another EP of a different genre of rock, more electronic and mellow and beautiful. That type of music. I’ve got two records of cinematic music, instrumental music of stuff that I’ve had that I created for the sake of it, and a 24-minute modern piano concerto that I’ll be releasing this year.”

He also added

“I know I’m scheduled to do some film scores, and they’re accompanying genres and flavors that I enjoy, because each film is different, each director wants a different thing. I’ll end up with a record — a soundtrack — of music that I’ve never done before that I could completely create: that’s an artist’s wet dream, right? Whatever comes to me from the universe in terms of the type of music, I have no idea…”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) To Release New EP “Elasticity” In March, Premieres Video For Title Track

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has announced that his new EP “Elasticity” will be released on March 19. The effort will feature five songs including the title track, “Your Mom,” “How Many Times?,” “Rumi,” and “Electric Yerevan.” An official video for “Elasticity” can be found below. Tankian commented:

“When I conceived possibly doing another record with the guys from System of a Down a few years back, I started working on a set of songs that I arranged in rock format for that purpose. As we weren’t able to see eye to eye on the vision going forward with an SOAD album, I decided to release these songs under my moniker.”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Teases “Elasticity” Video

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian will be releasing an official video for the title track of his upcoming EP “Elasticity” on February 4 at 9:00pm PDT / 12:00am EDT. The clip was directed by Vlad Kaptur and a teaser for it can be found below. As previously reported, the new EP will feature songs that Tankian originally wrote for System Of A Down.