Serj Tankian Of System Of A Down

Serj Tankian Teases “Elasticity” Video From His New EP Of Scrapped System Of A Down Songs


System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian will be premiering a music video for the title track to his new EP “Elasticity” this coming Thursday, February 04th, at 09:00pm PDT / 12:00am EDT. Vlad Kaptur directed the video, which you can find a tease for below. As Tankian previously revealed, the songs featured on the rock-oriented effort were originally penned as his contributions to a failed System Of A Down album.

Speaking to this past December, Tankian said of the tracks:

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“‘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.”

An official release date for “Elasticity” has not yet been announced.