SOAD’s SERJ TANKIAN Wants To Work On Instrumental Music: Screw Vocals, I’m Tired Of It!

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian said he’s tired of creating music with vocal parts and much more interested in delving into the instrumental department. He told Expert Magazine:

“Screw vocals. I’m tired of it.

“During a conversation with a friend yesterday, I came up with an idea: before we started making music, I was mainly known as a poet and vocalist.

“I wrote poetry every day. It was what I did constantly, what made me release two poetry books. In fact, I came to music from words.

“I wrote so many lyrics that it stopped to be interesting. Not because there is nothing I want to talk or sing about. Sure, there are topics I don’t want to write lyrics to, but at least I can pull out some new emotions out of it.

“Poetry is always something that opens yourself up and supports self-determination. I just did it for too long. Now I am more interested in writing instrumental pieces of music.”