Serj Tankian premieres new Armenian-sung solo song, “Amber”

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has premiered a new song song called “Amber.”

The track is sung in Armenian, and its title, which is pronounced ‘ahm-be’r,’ is the Armenian word for “clouds.” Armenian vocalist Sevak Amroyan also guests on the song.

Tankian first wrote “Amber” in 2017 in response to that year’s Armenian parliamentary election.

“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,” Tankian shares. “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,” he adds. “Those are the only truly powerful weapons of the Armenian nation.”

You can watch the “Amber” video streaming now on YouTube. It will be released on digital outlets this Wednesday, June 8.

Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.