Serj Tankian discussed fans wanting a new System of a Down album in a new Vulture interview.
“Look, the fact that a lot of people are interested in us having new music is the biggest compliment in the world. It’s not frustrating to me. It’s always a compliment, because if people forgot about you as an artist, and no longer care whether you put out music or not, that would be worse, right? So, I think it’s always a compliment when there’s all that attention, and love, and wanting the new music.”
Serj said some fans can get kind of nasty about a new System of a Down album, “Now, when people come and say, ‘F**k you. I don’t care what you think. Just give me another System record,’ that’s kind of rude. That I’ll respond to, and say ‘Go f**k yourself.’ I don’t like the attitude, but I love the fact that people love the band and the music, to a point of frustration, and I’m sorry that people are frustrated. But it is what it is. You know? As an artist, you have to make the music that you feel most comfortable with.”
System of a Down released two new songs last year, but they haven’t released a new album in 16 years.