That's good to hear: The Baltic Sea wind farm Arkona is the inspiration for a song about wind energy. E.ON today released the video for the song "Mitten im Wind". This makes Arkona the first wind farm to which a piece of music is dedicated.
The song was written by the Berlin artist Roland "Rollo" Maier. It is also rooted in the Pomeranian coast. So the stadium song of FC Hansa Rostock also goes to the account of the coastal rocker. But how did the wind hit come about? “I didn't know much about offshore wind farms and the Arkona project. Then I met the guys who are building the wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Cool guys. Awesome project. I thought something was going right away,” says Rollo from the creative process.
The result is a German song with what it takes to become an Energiewende anthem. In the press release of a record company it would perhaps read: "With his smoky, rocking voice Rollo skilfully serves the genres pop, rock and pop.” E.ON says: Just have a good mood.
"It is not written anywhere that we are only allowed to supply technical innovations," says Holger Matthiesen, director of the Arkona project. "The chemistry was right from the very first moment. So we sealed the cooperation on the same day at the harbour festival in Sassnitz."
E.ON offers video and song on its YouTube channel and for free download on its website.
Lyrics & vocals: Roland "Rollo" Maier
Music & Production: Marvin Funcke
Production: mindnapped GmbH
Director & Cinematographer: Alexander Lorenz
Camera Assistant: Gesine Mulsow
Drone imagery: Steffen Schuck
Cut: Ismail Temizyurek
Producer: Patrick Piffczyk