System of a Down’s Serj Tankian will launch his subsequent solo challenge by means of an augmented actuality app.
On Monday, Sept. 19, the musician introduced a five-track EP, Perplex Cities, which can arrive on Oct. 21. However earlier than the complete EP hits the same old streaming providers, Tankian will trickle out tracks on the app Arloopa, beginning in the present day with “Pop Imperialism,” and persevering with over the following 4 weeks. Every music will probably be accompanied by an AR video, during which Tankian discusses the brand new music and listens alongside to the tack.
“I’m at all times attempting to create new and attention-grabbing methods to attach with folks by way of my music,” Tankian stated in a press release. “We made some superb movies for the final EP Elasticity, so I needed to strive one thing completely different for Perplex Cities. I really like the concept of showing within the room with somebody listening to my music. It’s intimate, enjoyable, and completely different.”
As for the music on Perplex Cities, Tankian stated the challenge boasts a “utterly completely different sound that I’ve achieved earlier than.” He continued, “Extra digital, delicate and deeper when it comes to its layers of presentation musically. Perplex Cities offers off an aura that’s distinctive and in contrast to my earlier releases.”
Perplex Cities will probably be Tankian’s first challenge of all new materials this yr, although he did drop a brand new reside album — Reside at Leeds, recorded with the F.C.C. as his backing band — in April. He additionally shared a stand-alone Armenian-language music, “Amber,” in June, linking up with the celebrated Armenian singer Sevak Amroyan.
All the time busy, Tankian launched a slew of tasks final yr, together with the Elasticity EP, and Cool Gardens Poetry Suite, during which he paired poems from his assortment, Cool Gardens, with new classical music items. He additionally dropped Cinematique, a set of 25 compositions cut up into two collections that explores classical and fashionable soundscapes, in addition to two movie soundtracks for the documentaries Fact to Energy and I Am Not Alone.
Perplex Cities Observe Checklist
- “Pop Imperialism”
- “The Race”
- “I Spoke Up”
- “Rumi Loves His Vehicles”
- “Forgive Me Father”
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