Serj Tankian is Preparing to Release More Rock Material Outside of System Of A Down
System of A Down frontman Serj Tankian appeared in an interview recently, revealing he is ready to release more solo rock material after his latest solo album, Elasticity.
Outside of his career with the famous metal band System of a Down, Serj Tankian has also had a huge and successful solo career, releasing 5 studio albums. The talented musician is also the co-founder of a non-profit political activism organization named Axis of Justice, with Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.
And now, it turns out that the talented musician is ready to release more solo efforts on rock materials, as he appeared in an interview, talking about also his previous solo album, Elasticity, as well.
“‘Elasticity’ was really fun to put out, actually, because it was very full of life; it was very moving. Something like the song ‘Your Mom’, which people were just, like… it was blowing their minds, which was fucking awesome,” starts telling talented vocalist of System of a Down, Serj Tankian, and continues.
“And I enjoy doing the rock stuff, and I still have more rock songs, and they’ll probably come to me at a particular time. But mostly I’ve been focusing on scoring, art, putting out a lot of releases. By the end of this year, I counted, I will have had a dozen releases of things. That includes two films, two soundtracks. We’re putting out two live records in November and December with F.C.C. on tour, my backup band, from 2008 and 2009. And we’re doing the NFT thing. We had a live gallery exhibit in July. We did ‘Elasticity’. ‘Truth To Power’ and ‘I Am Not Alone’, both films came out, both soundtracks came out. Two cinematic records, a piano concerto called ‘Disarming Time’. It’s this 24-minute incredible modern piano concerto I did that I love. And also I put out my poetry collection — my poetry suite, which is a whole record of poetry with cinematic music that we released later this summer. So it’s kind of wild, man. It’s been a year of probably the most releases I’ve had. And it’s just whatever comes,” explains Tankian the process of his latest works and reveals he also wants to do more, saying, “If rock comes, I do rock.”
On the other side, the talented musician has also released a piano concerto, which is actually a completely different style of musical work from a heavy metal musician, back on June 18, 2021, after he shared his new piano project earlier with an announcement he made via Twitter.
If we get back to our current subject, the talented vocalist Serj Tankian of System of a Down seems really excited about his works, as much as his possible upcoming ones, as he explained and talked more about his thoughts during his recent interview, continuing,
“Right now, I literally right now, right before we connected, I was working on… I just created a concept for a — I don’t wanna say ‘opera’, but it’s more of a very unique choral world with classical instruments,” he revealed. “I’m thinking of calling it ‘Invocations’. And this is the first time I’m even talking about it, ’cause I literally just figured this out.
I have these incredible, incredible tracks that I’ve done over time, a couple of which I’ve released on cinematic stuff or soundtracks, but they are in that world where they just pull your spirit out of your body with the sounds and the instruments and the vocals. And so I’m thinking about operatic singers, death metal singers, everything in between, full choir, full orchestra, and just a really wild concept to do live. And maybe record it or maybe replicate it in different areas of the world.
So that’s where I am this week” reflects Serj Tankian what else he also wants to do outside of his tenure with System of a Down, and finishes saying,
“But by the end of December, I might be writing more rock songs. So I don’t know. The answer to your question is it all comes. And when it comes, it comes in a uniform. When it comes in a rock uniform, I fucking rock it. When comes in a classical uniform, I ‘classic’ it.'”
The latest solo album of System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, titled Elasticity, was released this past March, produced by his filmmaker friend, Ilya Naishuller. And its video was directed by Vlad Kaptur.