Paperdeer Releases New Song “Fortress” featuring BÖBE
- Hungarian electronic music duo Paperdeer, consisting of Benjámin Kiss and Norbert Biró, released a new song “Fortress” on February 16, 2021.
The duo teamed up with Hungarian singer singer-songwriter Böbe Szécsi, aka BÖBE on the track.
The song is the second single off of their upcoming third album, following “Gazsiafter” which was released last November.
It was written by Benjámin Kiss, Norbert Biró and Márton István Szabó. The accompanying music video was directed by Márton István Szabó.
Böbe Szécsi said of the song, “The lyrics of Fortress can be interpreted in many ways. In my opinion, it is a cry for help. It is enough if you look around: climate change, COVID-19, and political tension are the things that we are faced with and also the burden of uncertainty that it suggests. In the middle of this chaos, I would just want to shout at the top of my lungs to make it stop and to seek meaningful changes otherwise, the consequences will be fatal”
- Norbert Biró explained the creative process, “I love how we managed to encapsulate the initial feeling by the lyrics, the music video and also with the photoshoot by Márton Kis. Working together has been brilliant. Throughout the whole creative process, we have been on the same wavelength with Benjámin (producer). We managed to perfect all the ideas that we wanted to incorporate.”
Benjámin Kiss added, “It has been an endeavor in distant music-making. Norbert (producer) sent me the initial beats a year ago, and I fell in love with it. So, ever since, we have been going back and forth with the ideas until the song came together. We approached the vocal from two directions and then really completed the tune when we worked out the lyrics.”
Director Márton István Szabó said of the video, “We took pictures with a black backdrop, and we made them half-transparent. In this state, we layered them digitally with colors to enhance the character's body and clothing. My technical approach tied in with the meaning of this song: we mixed drone and studio footages just as we mixed fiction with reality in the story while also portraying the exhaustion that comes from escapism.”
- source : SoundCloud