Friday, May 6, 2016
Serj Tankian about System Of A Down: "I think it would be great to create something brand new in a new direction"
System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone, you can read some excerpts below.
He said: "I just wrote the song about 'Artsakh'. I’ve written a bunch of rock songs. We’ll see where they end up. I leave that vague on purpose because I don’t know what’s going to happen with them. Whether they become System or solo or whatever, we’ll see. Time will tell. And I’m waiting for a couple of friends of mine who have films that just got financing, so I’m waiting for them to shoot their film so I can start working on the soundtracks."
He continued: "Maybe I’ll do some video game soundtracks. And I’ve got my Elect the Dead Symphony/Orca show in November at the Valley Performing Arts Center, which is Cal State Northridge’s beautiful theater. I got my bachelor’s from there. They’re also going to display my artwork, because they have an art gallery."
About System Of A Down‘s current plans: "We’re communicating and trying to see if we can bring our material together. There’s definitely a lot of communication going on, a lot of back and forth. I can’t make a statement in terms of whether we’re going to have a record or not, because we haven’t gone into the studio and done it. But there’s definitely communication going on, songs being played to each other and all that stuff, so it’s good. We’ll see what happens."
He added: "I think it would be great to create something brand new in a new direction. It would be very exciting, but everyone’s got to be on board, on the same page, and it’s got to be done in a way so that everyone is happy. If we can do that, we’ll do it."