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Serj Tankian Shares Unreleased System Of A Down Track, “A.F. Day”

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[Photo by: Travis Shinn]

System Of A Down‘s Serj Tankian may have just performed a stellar 27-song-long set at Sick New World, but he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Today, the artist released a thrilling new solo track, “A.F. Day,” via Gibson Records.

“This is a song I wrote in the early days of System Of A Down that I never released,” Tankian says. “The majority of the instrumentation and vocals are recordings from that time. Dystopian in mood, the song is a reflection of the angst and anti-authoritarian attitude I had to conformity.”

The new brutally honest track is just a taste of what’s to come on Tankian‘s forthcoming EP Foundations, which is set to arrive in fall 2024. Check out the new single “A.F. Day” below as we wait for more politically charged tracks.

The new single isn’t the only thing this legendary singer released this week, Tankian also released his memoir on May 14 Down With The System via Hachette Books. According to the book’s details, “Down With The System retraces Serj’s remarkable and unlikely journey, and explores what it’s taught him—about music, about art, about activism, and about himself. It’s an unforgettable ride that will leave you breathless—and an absolute delight for new fans and old ones alike.” You can secure your own copy here.

Plus, if you’re based in Los Angeles, you can catch Tankian on his book tour at Barnes & Noble on May 21 and at Book Soup on May 24.

“A.F. Day” Lyrics

I borrowed rent today so I can let my body stay awhile
Twice sorrowed by mistake for the color of my step seems too dry
The Ruby of the north is red yet it’s green for the blind consent of our time

Another Day x4
Another Fucking Day x4

Medieval educators locking horns at the playground at 5,
Real live police crime shows
Submission of the population at large
The blind man cannot see all the marchers on the opposite side

Another Day x4
Another Fucking Day x4

Why do religions require from their faithful blind and questioning servitude?
If thy path is so righteous, then why the use of forcing attitude
Celebrations are not the birth or an end but the Christ of being
Blindness servers not God, but man in his self-justified will

I borrowed rent today so I can let my body stay awhile
Twice sorrowed by mistake for the color of my step seems too dry
The Ruby of the north is red yet it’s green for the blind consent of our time

Another Day x4
Another Fucking Day x4

 
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