Unlike System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan and Serj Tankian constantly arguing about politics, Shavo says side project North Kingsley won’t let political opinions interfere with the band.
There’s been a lot of tension in System Of A Down lately. Although fans wait in the wings for new music, it’s becoming more and more likely that it won’t show up anytime soon due to frontman Serj Tankian and drummer John Dolmayan’s difference in political opinion when it comes to President Donald Trump.
While Dolmayan notes that Trump is an incredible leader, and a friend to all minorities, Tankian thinks that Trump and his regime should immediately leave the office to someone more competent.
Bassist Shavarsh “Shavo” Odadjian, however, isn’t getting into the messy argument, and has even noted that his new side project North Kingsley won’t play part in the political opinions arguments.
Chatting with Good Company, Shavo detailed the new side project, noting “We don’t take sides in this band,” like others have in System Of A Down.
“We’re not trying to be all left, we’re not trying to be all right, we’re not trying to be anything except tell you what’s going on and tell you our opinions and our views on what’s going on. It’s pretty simple.”
Additionally, detailing the new project, Shavo noted that the initial idea for North Kingsley stemmed from making beats for other artists: “It has a hip-hop edge, it has trap beats, but it’s got the heavy guitars sometimes. It’s not rap-rock, ’cause it’s got trap in there — it just has these heavy elements. It’s weird. It’s something new.”
While we haven’t seen new music from System Of A Down since 2005’s Mezmerize and Hypnotize, at least we should expect this side project to give us some new tunes to listen to.