System Of A Down frontman Serj Taknian has shared new music featuring lyrics written by Armenia’s Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan.
Wanting to provide a bit of hope during these dark times, esteemed frontman Serj Tankian of System Of A Down has released his powerful new song titled ‘Hayastane’, featuring lyrics written by Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Armenia.
Taking to Instagram, the 52-year-old vocalist dug deep into his Armenian roots to debut his new song that’s completely benefitting My Step Foundation, a charity that aims “to champion a healthy, educated and inclusive society where everyone has an equal opportunity to realize and pursue their full potential.”
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“Hayastane – (Հայաստանը)” is now available to stream and download on all digital services via the link in my bio. 100% of proceeds generated from the song will be donated to @mystepfoundation an amazing charity spearheading many meaningful initiatives in Armenia focusing on public health, education, culture, social welfare, environment as well as the current crisis surrounding COVID-19. Thanks for checking it out. #hayastane #nikolpashinyan #serjtankian #mystepfoundation #charity #COVID19 #armenia #hayastan
‘Hayastane’ or ‘Հայաստանը’ as which means ‘Armenia’ in the native language, takes on a stride of hope, Tankian has noted. “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.”
With the current global pandemic sweeping through the world, Tankian hopes that the proceeds this new song generates will help My Step Foundation in “spearheading many meaningful initiatives in Armenia [by] focusing on public health, education, culture, social welfare, environment as well as 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,” Tankian elaborates.
You can check out his new song below, and click here to help System Of A Down’s frontman raise money for his home country.