Birmingham quartet Paper Buoys have revealed the video for their second single, ‘Sharp As Razors’.
The politically-fueled, animated video mocks the likes of David Cameron, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson in what is their most hard-hitting track to date. ‘Sharp As Razors’ is the follow-up to their debut single ‘Fun’ and is a completely new direction for the band.
Speaking about the video, frontman Chris Newey said:
“I wanted to write something that reflected the anger I was seeing on social media towards government cuts and mainstream media propaganda,” explained Chris.
“We said the video should be a kind of illustration of the lyrics, be provocative but also humorous in parts; we loved the mood of Ollie’s video for The Prodigy’s ‘Nasty’ as well as the work he’d done with fellow Brummies, &U&I, so we instantly knew it’d be a good fit.”
The track was produced by Gavin Monaghan (The Twang/The Sherlocks) with the video directed by Better Feeling Films (The Prodigy – Nasty). The release marks the start of a busy period for Paper Buoys, who are set to release an EP in November.
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