Hot on the heels of System of a Down's first new songs in 15 years, "Protect the Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz," frontman Serj Tankian has offered up a hard-driving new solo song, "Elasticity," which, intriguingly, was originally intended for his famed band. "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 explained. "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."
"Elasticity" — a spasmodic alt-metal blitz that does indeed sound very System of a Down-esque — arrives accompanied by a Vlad Kaptur–directed music video, and it serves as the lead single and title track of Tankian's forthcoming EP, due out March 19th via Alchemy Recordings/BMG. Pre-orders, including limited-edition indie retail purple vinyl variant and a galaxy vinyl web exclusive, as well as an Elasticity-themed collection of merch, are available now.
In addition to prepping the EP, Tankian also appears as the subject of a new documentary, Truth to Power, which provides an intimate look at his life's work, not only in music but also in regards to social justice. Watch the trailer here, and check out the cover art and track listing of Elasticity below.
Elasticity track listing:
2. Your Mom
4. How Many Times?
5. Electric Yerevan