While System of A Down continues to not see eye to eye on creating new music, it still hasn’t stopped members from releasing new tracks. Frontman Serj Tankian has unveiled a new song, “Hayastane.” The song is meant to give people of Armenia a bit of hope during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds from this track will be donated to the My Step Foundation.
Tankian announced the following:
“During these challenging times of pandemic and lockdown, we wanted to give the people of Armenia a present of hope that they themselves can share with the world. The goal was to write a song that represented a victorious celebration of the Armenian spirit, covering the past, present, and future of our nation. Please enjoy!
100% of the revenues from this song will be donated to the My Step Foundation in Armenia. My Step Foundation is an amazing charity that is spearheading many meaningful initiatives within Armenia focusing on public health, education, culture, social welfare, environment along with other sectors in need, including the current crisis surrounding COVID-19.
Their current COVID-19 response for Armenian citizens include support to elderly groups, the disabled and other vulnerable populations in the country in the form of care packages, nutrition and hygiene products; the purchasing of vital medical supplies (masks, gloves, insulators, and other personal protective equipment) for medical and other first response teams within Armenia, and the purchasing and distribution of computers and tablets, while helping to provide education for students in need within vulnerable families in regions of severe distress.”
Watch the video below:
System of a Down’s May 22nd and May 23rd scheduled performances with KoRn, Faith No More, Helmet, and Russian Circles at the Banc of California stadium in Los Angeles, CA has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.