by MythofRock

A new solo collection of rock songs will be released by Serj Tankian, the frontman of System of a Down. It will be an EP called “Elasticity” and it will include five songs. The street date is the 19th of March, 2021. The tracklist of the EP will be: “Elasticity”, “Your Mom”, “How Many Times”, “Rumi” and “Electric Yerevan”. The official music video for the EP’s title track was directed by Vlad Kaptur and arrived yesterday.

“Elasticity” will arrive four months after the release of “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz”, System of a Down’s first new songs in 15 years, which landed at positions No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on Billboard’s Hot Hard Rock Songs chart.

Tankian said in a Rolling Stone interview: “Elasticity’, the songs on that EP were written many years back. When I wrote them, the original concept, for me, was, ‘What rock songs can come out of me right now that I can possibly work with System on?’ So the intention was, actually, to sit down, and I’ve played them for the [other] guys [in System], and we even kind of messed around with some of ’em, and whatnot. And, obviously, we were unable to see eye-to-eye on continuing the future recordings of System, except for, obviously, these two songs for the cause that we’ve done, and that was before — obviously, a couple of years before. So these songs, I decided to finish them myself and release them. And they are really interesting and beautiful songs — going from really heavy type of System-esque type of music to really beautiful, ballady — including pianos and string arrangements and stuff like that. So, it’s quite diverse for just five songs. And thematically, it’s quite diverse as well — a song about terrorism; a song about protests in Armenia years ago; a song about my son Rumi, kind of also cut with the poet Rumi, in a way — it’s an homage to the poet Rumi and his namesake, basically, in a way. And a few other pieces. So it’s kind of all around the place, as everything I do is”.




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