While Serj Tankian is known for getting political with System of a Down, his debut solo album ‘Elect the Dead’ reveals a more personal side of the Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. “Two or three of the songs are more personal love, pain but they also transcend into universal, and some are blatantly political like ‘The Unthinking Majority,'” Tankian tells LA Weekly. “Some are in-between – social messages some are funny, some are art for the sake of art, very Zappaesque. There’s a lot of songs that are very vulnerable and very much more personal than anything I’ve done with System… because it’s easier when you’re doing it by yourself to be more intimate.” Read more.
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