The progressive metal band Voyager has released their Australia Decides entry overnight, and makes them among the first artists to reveal their potential Eurovision entry for the Aussie national final. Voyager is a Perth-based band that has been performing since their formation in 1999 at the University of Western Australia, but they really started to make waves when their album Element V was released in 2003 and was distributed across Europe, Australia, and Japan. Since their formation, the band has had numerous line-up changes but is currently made up of Daniel Estrin on vocals and keyboard, Simone Dow and Scott Kay on guitar, Alex Canion on Bass, and Ashley Doodkorte on drums.
Speaking about their song to Aussievision, Voyager stated that “the song Dreamer is very much a mixture of all the things Voyager does best. It was a challenge to condense it all into three minutes….it’s got electronica, it’s got 80’s pop synth, it’s got a catchy chorus and of course it’s got big heavy metal guitars.” The song is not about the pandemic lockdown specifically, but does feature aspirations such as “the grass is greener” and also some general feelings of angst or ternsion.
They also mentioned that the song was written organically and was not specifically made for Eurovision, but produced to fit within the three minute mark that the contest required. “It was written pretty much as an organic Voyager song” they would go on to mention. Danny is a long-time fan of the contest and they are super excited to be participating in the selection after they were shortlisted in 2020 but not among the final list of performers.
The song will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Apple music later this week.