System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian announces new solo EP, Elasticity
The System Of A Down frontman’s new five-track solo EP is due out on March 19 via Alchemy Recordings/BMG, with Serj explaining of how it 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.”
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In May last year, Serj hinted at this new EP and explained that the title was sort of a System Of A Down reference. “For me, it’s not Toxicity but it is Toxicity,” he laughed. “That’s what I’m thinking of calling it. I haven’t finalised it, but that’s what I’m thinking of calling it.”
He also revealed of the material’s sound: “I always have random rock tracks done at different times and I sit on them. And then one day the right project or right idea for releasing them will come along. They all have piano or synthesizers, which is a little different than the four-person crew with System, although we had some synths as well. It’s got stuff that’s really heavy, heavy and there’s a funny aspect and then there’s a song about my son.
“It kind of runs the gauntlet on diversity of thematic expression: political, non-political. I guess that’s always been me, all over the place. I think I’m gonna call it Elasticity just because I wanted to do it with System and it didn’t happen…”
Watch the Elasticity video below:
The Elasticity tracklist is as follows:
2. Your Mom
4. How Many Times?
5. Electric Yerevan
And the artwork looks like this:
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