Ahead of the release of their third album, prog rock outfit O.R.k. have premiered a video for their new single, ‘Black Blooms’, which features none other than System Of A Down frontman, Serj Tankian.
Speaking of the collaboration, bassist Colin Edwin explained.
“The involvement of Serj Tankian came about through legendary producer Bill Laswell, who played bass on Lef’s 2018 solo album, ‘Hypersomniac’. Laswell passed a copy of ‘Hypersomniac’ to Serj, who was impressed enough to also check out O.R.k. and our previous two albums. This led directly to Lef and Serj connecting and discussing potentially collaborating at some point; it was just at the time we were working on ‘Ramagehead’, so of course a suggestion had to be made. Lef sent him the tracks as a ‘work in progress’ and from this, Serj himself chose ‘Black Blooms’ as the song he wished to sing and work with us on.”
You can stream and check out ‘Black Blooms’ with its accompanying video below.
The band’s upcoming record, ‘Ramagehead’, is set to be released on February 22nd 2019 via Kscope Records.