System Of A Down vocalist, songwriter, and composer Serj Tankian is putting a brand new twist on the poetry collection ‘Cool Gardens’, narrating all 88 poems for the audiobook release.
The 53-year-old made his literary debut with “Cool Gardens” in 2001 and before being picked up by both MTV Books and Simon & Schuster in 2002. The poems consist of seven to eight years of Tankian’s experience of life as well as his reflections.
Tankian has also teamed up with artist and animator D.S. Bradford to collaborate on three videos, providing an audiovisual presentation of select poems. The hope is to enhance the experience for readers as they read and see the visual as the poems deal with subjects such as euthanasia and the nature of time itself.
Tankian is best known as the frontman of System Of A Down which has sold over 40 million records worldwide. Aside from that, he has success as a solo musician and singer, songwriter, film score composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
“Cool Gardens” is available now on several platforms.