Photo: Mike Dann
Perth’s fearless, riff-laden, genre-bending band VOYAGER will be releasing its eighth studio album ‘Fearless In Love’ on July 14 via Season Of Mist! In celebration, the Eurovision contenders are now sharing the first song, “Prince of Fire,” along with a music video. The song, which might be the heaviest Voyager song to date, can be found at THIS LOCATION!On ‘Fearless in Love’, sweeping vocals paired with emotive lyrics inspired by the grit and glam of 80s and 90s film overlay heavy guitar riffs and percussion to create a sonic journey that pushes the boundary of what fans have come to expect from VOYAGER.“’Fearless in Love’ was written and recorded between 2020 and 2022. The writing process was very different from how we’ve done things in the past,” explains Danny Estrin. “As a result, the album is more cohesive and exciting with a cinematic feel, hailing back to gritty films of the 80s and 90s showcasing all the layers that make up Voyager. This album takes you on a ride through a dark city and leaves you on a more pensive, reflective note by the end.”
ICYMI: VOYAGER enter promised land with their new progressive synth-metal anthem “Promise”. Representing Australia at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, the quintet will bring their synths and riffs to the world stage this weekend! “Promise” can be streamed everywhere HERE.
Danny Estrin – Vocals, Keytar
Simone Dow – Guitars
Alex Canion – Bass
Scott Kay – Guitars
Ash Doodkorte – Drums
The cover artwork for ‘Fearless in Love’ was created by Voyager drummer Ashley Doodkorte and can be found below along with the tracklist!
Cover artwork: Ashley Doodkorte
1. The Best Intentions (3:48)
2. Prince of Fire (4:46) [WATCH]
3. Ultraviolet (4:16)
4. Dreamer (3:00)
5. The Lamenting (4:10)
6. Submarine (4:47)
7. Promise (3:04)
8. Twisted (3:54)
9. Daydream (3:09)
10. Listen (4:13)
11. Gren (Fearless in Love) (5:25)
Australian Headline Tour 2023
June 09 @ The Zoo in Brisbane
June 10 @ Stay Gold in Melbourne
June 16 @ Unibar in Adelaide
June 17 @ Rosemount in Perth
June 23 @ Metro Social in Sydney
June 24 @ Basement in Canberra
For tickets: https://ffm.live/voyagerau23
The opening line of Voyager’s 2023 Eurovision song “Promise” is somewhat prophetic. As vocalist Danny Estrin belts out the lyric, “Have you ever done anything like this before?” audiences across the globe will realize they haven’t. For the first time ever, a band will represent the country – and not just any band – a band with soaring melodies, masterful riffs, keytar solos, powerhouse rhythms, and enough charisma to take on the world.
Shattering expectations, their resilience and determination has finally paid off. Theirs is a story of passion, perseverance, and patience. The band has been throwing their hat in the ring for the Eurovision Song Contest since Australia announced its participation back in 2015. Eight years later, they have prospered, overcome, and are now victorious. Voyager are a band who take everything in their stride, over the years garnering a strong fanbase near and far, continuing to vie for their Eurovision dream. At last year’s Eurovision – Australia Decides, they took out second place in a nail-biting finish, leading the public vote with their song “Dreamer.”
Now, Voyager are about to set sail Merseyside with their song “Promise;” an epic, progressive pop metal track that transports the listener on an emotive story of adventure and redemption. Its stunning music video was captured in the region of Western Australia’s mid-west Kalbarri that boasts the pink ethereal Hutt Lagoon, and Kalbarri National Park, where there are epic gorges and rock formations including Nature’s Window.
Blending New Romantic, ‘80s infused vocals with technical, melodic framework, groovy basslines, bombastic drums, and what is fast becoming the band’s signature instrument, the keytar, it’s sure to lift the roof off Pier Head, Liverpool. They have toured the world many times over, with an influx of fans on their latest European tour won over by their electric live performances.
Voyager will soon embark on their eighth album cycle, but before they can begin their next chapter, they must first take on the epic battle they have long been fighting for.
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, with their song Stefania. This year, the United Kingdom will host the competition on Ukraine’s behalf with the theme United by Music. This is the ninth time the United Kingdom will host Eurovision and the fifth time it’s hosted for other countries due to financial or capacity issues.
SBS’s exclusive coverage will once again be in the capable hands of music buff Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey. This year marks 40 years of SBS broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest to all Australians, and the eighth year Australia has participated in the event.Style: Electro Progressive Metal