Serj Tankian, the renowned Armenian-American musician, poet, and political activist, is set to release his long-anticipated memoir titled “Down With the System” in 2024. The news has excited fans around the world, as it promises an intimate look into Tankian’s life, his journey as an artist, and his activism.
Serj Tankian is best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Grammy-winning rock band System of a Down. With his distinctive voice and thought-provoking lyrics, he has become an influential figure in the world of music and an outspoken advocate for various social and political causes.
Tankian’s memoir is expected to delve into his upbringing, his musical career, and his experiences as an Armenian-American navigating the complexities of identity and activism. In a statement, it was revealed that the memoir would offer insights into his artistic process, his creative inspirations, and his perspectives on the world.
Fans can expect to gain a deeper understanding of Tankian’s artistic philosophy and the motivations behind some of his most powerful and politically charged songs. It is well known that his music carries strong messages, often tackling themes like social injustice, government corruption, and the Armenian Genocide.
Tankian’s activism extends far beyond his music. He has been actively involved in numerous causes, including human rights, environmentalism, and Armenian political issues. His memoir is likely to shed light on his dedication to these causes and provide a glimpse into his efforts to effect change in the world through his art and activism.
While fans eagerly anticipate the release of “Down With the System,” it is worth noting that this memoir is not Tankian’s first venture into writing. In 2011, he published his first poetry book titled “Cool Gardens.” It was well-received by fans and critics alike, praised for its introspective and thought-provoking nature. Tankian’s poetic talent was already evident in his lyrics, and this book further showcased his ability to express profound ideas in written form.
The announcement of Tankian’s memoir comes at a significant time, as System of a Down recently returned to the spotlight with the release of two politically charged singles, “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz.” These songs were released to raise awareness and funds for the humanitarian crisis faced by Armenians in Azerbaijan’s aggression towards Artsakh.
Tankian’s memoir promises to be a compelling read for both his ardent fans and those interested in understanding the mindset of an artist who uses his platform to address social and political issues. His ability to transform his personal experiences and observations into powerful music has made him a voice for justice and change.
“Down With the System” is expected to offer a unique perspective on Tankian’s life, his artistic journey, and the impact he has had on the world through his music and activism. As fans eagerly await its release, it is certain that this memoir will solidify Serj Tankian’s status as not just a musical icon but also as a true visionary, whose words and actions continue to inspire and challenge us all.