Serj Tankian (System of a Down) has released an official music video for his new song “Rumi” — check out the video single (a tribute to both Serj’s six-year-old son of the same name, and the 13th century Sufi poet) below. The song appears on Serj’s recently released ‘Elasticity‘ EP (which is now available in vinyl).
Regarding sharing the lyrics to the track, Serj comments, “Lyrical specificity in music is generally discouraged because less people internalize them as they have less of a personal connection. But there are cases where it is vital if the inspiration and muse is specific. In this case, a father talking to his son and reverence to the poet that inspired the son’s name could not be re-written so one can generalize.
A presser adds, “The Craig Ray directed and produced video is the fourth song from the widely-praised five-track Elasticity EP (Alchemy Recordings/BMG) to receive a visual companion, with the Los Angeles and New Zealand based musician previously releasing clips for “Your Mom,” “Elasticity,” and “Electric Yerevan” video.”
Photo by George Tonikian