System of a Down Bassist’s North Kingsley Post New Video, “Rifle in Thought”


North Kingsley, the band featuring System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian amongst its ranks, have dropped a video for their song “Rifle in Thought.”

Frontman Ray Hawthorne told Consequence Of Sound of the track:

“Writing ‘Rifle In Thought’ was a much different experience than many of our other songs. The idea was to write a song that was outside of my own perspective. Through the writing process I would remind myself that I wanted it to appear sort of vapid on a surface level, but if someone really dove into the lyrics there would be a deeper overarching theme to everything being said. The main character of this song is an unreliable narrator who is unaware of how he truly feels, and is completely blind to the path that he is clearly on. He often contradicts himself and is much more mailable than he would choose to believe.”

North Kingsley released two three-track EPs last year, Vol 1 in August and Vol 2 in December, both via 22 Red Media. A track from the latter, “False Idols,” features a guest spot from Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA.

You can watch the video for “Rifle in Thought,” which also appears on Vol 2, below.

Shavo recently said in an interview that he’s optimistic the band will be able to work on more new music following the two songs they released last fall, a sentiment backed up by frontman Serj Tankian.

[via The PRP]

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