System Of A Down Check In With Update On New Album
May 21, 2004
System Of A Down are currently holed up in their North Hollywood rehearsal space writing songs for their new album. The band recently commented on the new material, here is what they had to say:
"We've all been stretching and growing as musicians," said guitarist Daron Malakian. "The musicianship on the new songs is more complex, more intricate and technical. We're all so excited about being in this band and about getting into the studio to start recording the new album. There are a lot of things we want to try once we're in the studio, we'll be doing a lot of experimenting with these new songs."
The songs on "Toxicity" and 2002's "Steal This Album!" were thoughtful and issue-oriented, dealing with everything from the perils of government to cocaine-crazed groupies, the prison system, poverty and war. So, what can we expect from the new songs?
Vocalist Serj Tankian explains, "There's a good amount of social commentary in our new songs, as is typical with our writing in terms of lyrics. There are also songs where we deal with love, with reminiscing, relationships, politics, and funny experiences. But the thing that I find about the songs is that they're less specific, they are more open to interpretation, which we like a lot more."