VIDEO: System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian New Single ‘Amber’

June 7, 2022

System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian will officially release his new folk/classical song
“Amber” (sung in his native Armenian language) tomorrow! The song’s title “Amber” (pronounced “ahm-be’r”) means “clouds” in Armenian.

Tankian says, “I wrote the song in 2017 after I visited Armenia along with my friends Atom and ArsinĂ©e Egoyan and Eric Nazarian as members of the coalition ‘Justice For Armenia’ to serve as election monitors for the Parliamentary elections. I was so distraught by the slick theft of the elections before ever reaching the ballot box that I wrote this song as a response. The lyrics, however, seem to be more poignant today when Armenians are divided politically and socially following the devastating attack on Nagorno-Karabagh and Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey in 2020 and the continuous fallout over negotiations with those two dictatorial regimes. ‘Amber”s message is that of unity and harmony. Those are the only truly powerful weapons of the Armenian nation.”

If you’ve followed Tankian over the years, you’ll know that he’s pursued justice for socio-political causes globally for years. “Amber” is his latest effort.

Cool to hear new music coming from Tankian’s camp. Question: Do you think we’ll ever hear a new System Of A Down album? Or should we forget that?


Written by Todd Hancock