System of a Down’s Serj Tankian recently revealed to Metal Hammer his plans to release a new solo EP titled Foundations in September. The EP will feature five songs, some dating back to Tankian’s early days with System of a Down, while others are from his solo career in the late 2000s. Tankian explained that the EP offers a retrospective of his career, with each song showcasing different elements. The EP will more or less coincide with his autobiography, Down With The System, set to arrive on May 14 via Hachette Books.

Tankian expressed:

“It’s five songs. We just shot five videos for it last week with members of the FCC, my back-up band, which was really fun, and we’re going to put it out in September. We’re actually going to start leaking some material as early as next month.”

In regards to the EP being more of a reflective piece, Tankian explained:

“The reason I’m putting it out is that archival nature of writing a book made me look into songs from different periods of time. So one of the songs is from early SYSTEM days, for example, that I’ve never put out, that I’d never worked with SYSTEM on. A couple of the songs are from my early 2007-2008 solo record period, but didn’t fit the record.”