System of A Down‘s vocalist and activist Serj Tankian released “Aurora’s Dream” featuring Veronika Stalder. The song was written for the recent “Aurora Prize” ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia.
The song was featured as the main theme song for the inaugural “Aurora Prize” ceremony, which was organized by the 100 Lives initiative to honor individuals whose actions have had an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, an Aurora Prize Laureate will be honored each year with a $100,000 grant as well as the unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by nominating organizations that inspired their work for a $1,000,000 award. Though the April event was the first official ceremony, it marked the second time an Aurora Prize has been awarded.
An instrumental version of “Aurora’s Dream” served as the backdrop to “Aurora,” a film by Eric Nazarian that was featured during the ceremony. Click HERE to watch the animated short.
Listen to the song below and buy it on iTunes here.