serj tankian,serj tankian book,serj tankian net worth,serj tankian down with the system,serj tankian wife,serj tankian other band,serj tankian song list,serj tankian your mom lyrics,serj tankian young,serj tankian ethnicity,system of a down,system of a down members,system of a down tour,system of a down singles,system of a down toxicity,system of a down tour 2024,system of a down songs,system of a down wake up,serj tankian solo,serj tankian solo album,serj tankian af day,serj tankian a.f. day,serj tankian new music,new serj tankian song, SERJ TANKIAN Releases Music Video For New Track ‘A.F. Day’

Serj Tankian, lead singer and lyricist for the Grammy Award-winning rock band SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has released his new single and video “A.F. Day” via Gibson Records

The track, which will also appear on Serj‘s forthcoming EP titled “Foundations” — due in the fall — fits right into the singer-songwriter’s canon and his ability to dive straight into longstanding cultural issues and thoughts that have smoldered to the top of our daily reality demanding to be acknowledged.

Speaking about the new track, Serj Tankian reveals: “This is a song I wrote in the early days of SYSTEM OF A DOWN that I never released. The majority of the instrumentation and vocals are recordings from that time. Dystopian in mood, it’s a reflection of the angst and anti-authoritarian attitude I had to conformity.”

The new single and forthcoming EP kick off a massive year for Tankian, which has already seen him release his exhilarating, thoughtful, and beautifully written debut memoir “Down With The System” via Hachette Books, with remaining book events in Los Angeles at Barnes and Noble-The Grove May 21 and at Book Soup on May 24.

The 56-year-old Lebanese-born Armenian-American musician and songwriter told Metal Hammer magazine about “Foundations”: “It’s five songs. We just shot five videos for it last week with members of the FCC, my back-up band, which was really fun, and we’re going to put it out in September.”

serj tankian,serj tankian book,serj tankian net worth,serj tankian down with the system,serj tankian wife,serj tankian other band,serj tankian song list,serj tankian your mom lyrics,serj tankian young,serj tankian ethnicity,system of a down,system of a down members,system of a down tour,system of a down singles,system of a down toxicity,system of a down tour 2024,system of a down songs,system of a down wake up,serj tankian solo,serj tankian solo album,serj tankian af day,serj tankian a.f. day,serj tankian new music,new serj tankian song, SERJ TANKIAN Releases Music Video For New Track ‘A.F. Day’

He added: “The reason I’m putting it out is that archival nature of writing a book made me look into songs from different periods of time. So one of the songs is from early SYSTEM days, for example, that I’ve never put out, that I’d never worked with SYSTEM on. A couple of the songs are from my early 2007-2008 solo record period, but didn’t fit the record [‘Elect The Dead’, released in October 2007].

“It’s an interesting retrospective of rock music that I’ve never released from different times, and it’s called ‘Foundations’ basically because it’s the founding of my musical life,” Serj added. “They’re very interesting songs, very different from each other: one is really heavy, one is like, really progressive, there’s just different elements to each of them. But I think they work in tandem.”

Serj Tankian: A Multifaceted Rockstar and Activist

Beyond his iconic role as frontman for the Grammy-winning rock band System of a Down (SOAD), Serj Tankian is a captivating force in the world of music, activism, and art. Since his 1993 debut on the rock scene, Tankian has enthralled millions of fans, selling over 42 million albums worldwide.

More Than Just a Rockstar:

Tankian‘s influence extends far beyond the stage. This proud Armenian-American is a dedicated activist. Alongside Tom Morello, he co-founded Axis Of Justice, a non-profit that unites musicians, fans, and grassroots organizations in the fight for social justice.

A Creative Powerhouse:

Tankian‘s artistic talents are multifaceted. He composes scores for film and television, showcases his paintings in galleries worldwide, and has even published two poetry collections. He’s also a filmmaker, serving as executive producer on documentaries like “I Am Not Alone,” which chronicles Armenia’s 2018 revolution and garnered awards at prestigious film festivals.

Family Life and SOAD:

Tankian shares his life with his wife and son, residing between Los Angeles and New Zealand.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN, though intermittently touring since their 2011 hiatus, has focused their recording efforts on humanitarian causes. Their 2020 singles, “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” benefit Armenia in the wake of the Artsakh conflict, raising over $600,000 with fan support.

Upcoming Shows:

Catch SYSTEM OF A DOWN co-headlining a one-night-only concert alongside DEFTONES at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on August 17th.

serj tankian,serj tankian book,serj tankian net worth,serj tankian down with the system,serj tankian wife,serj tankian other band,serj tankian song list,serj tankian your mom lyrics,serj tankian young,serj tankian ethnicity,system of a down,system of a down members,system of a down tour,system of a down singles,system of a down toxicity,system of a down tour 2024,system of a down songs,system of a down wake up,serj tankian solo,serj tankian solo album,serj tankian af day,serj tankian a.f. day,serj tankian new music,new serj tankian song, SERJ TANKIAN Releases Music Video For New Track ‘A.F. Day’