Paperdeer recently released the single, ‘Fortress‘, featuring BÖBE. The new single takes all the frustrations of the world’s problems we feel and provides the listener with a rallying cry for change. The atmosphere feels almost futuristic. It’s a little dark, mixed with cinematic synths, and twinkling electronic accents. BÖBE‘s warm vocals during the verses pulls the listener into this headspace of watching everything fall apart. Meanwhile the chorus gently takes the listener through the upper registers in a soft and delicate manner, giving the illusion of the mix of helplessness and frustration which flows through the lyrics. Here’s what vocalist Böbe Szécsi had to say about ‘Fortress‘:
“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”
It’s certainly been tough for a lot of people to watch the curtain fall on all the atrocities occurring all around the globe. With digital platforms making it easier to show everything that is happening in real time, we are collectively beginning to understand how bad things are. ‘Fortress‘, and it’s multilayered meanings, will resonate with just about everyone wanting change. Doesn’t matter if that change is on a global or personal level. You can watch the music video for ‘Fortress‘ down below. Afterwards make sure you hit up your favorite music service so you can discover more music by these artists! As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.