March 19, 2021 – 17:23 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has published a music video for his song “Electric Yerevan”, which looks back at a series of Armenian protests.
The song appears on Tankian’s new Elasticity EP, out now, which marks the artist’s first solo release since 2013’s Orca.
“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,” Tankian said in a statement. “My writing from that time is inscribed word for word in the song.”
“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,” Tankian said of the EP in a statement. “As we weren’t able to see eye to eye on the vision going forward with a SOAD album, I decided to release these songs under my moniker.”
A new documentary about Tankian, “Truth to Power”, premiered on February 19, to show a different side of him and bring audiences into the world of Tankian.