Serj Tankian, System of a Down frontman, who has just released his new solo EP, “Elasticity”, is offering a new video for a song (“Electric Yerevan”) from this new EP.
Tankian said: “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”. The video was directed by Garin Hovannisian and provides a visual timeline of the events leading up to the 2015 “Electric Yerevan” protests and the ensuing 2018 Velvet Revolution, while simultaneously showcasing the power of peaceful demonstrations across the globe.
Tankian explained also how the idea for “Elasticity” came about: “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”.