With just one month until the national selection Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022, the first entry has just been revealed.

West Australian progressive-rock quintet Voyager have released their neon-heavy entry “Dreamer”, including the video. The synth-heavy song is a commentary of living, breathing and being in the now. With lyrics commenting on lost love, mixed emotions and loss, lead singer Danny’s powerful vocals emphatically brings the listener the feels.

You can watch the video to “Dreamer” below:


Posting on their Instagram page, the band has written about their inspiration and motivation behind their entry:

“As humans, we tend to look to the stars and glorify what could be. Simply, Dreamer is about looking at the here, the now and valuing what we have around us. Especially over the last two years, hopes and dreams vs the tiny locked down bubble we live in has been a constant push and pull… It’s good to be a dreamer, but the grass isn’t necessarily always greener.”

Upon entry to Eurovision – Australia Decides, singer Danny Estrin (vocals and keytar) said:

“Eurovision is the greatest show on earth, so getting a chance to represent Western Australia and to showcase our keytar driven brand of heavy music is one of the most exciting and surreal opportunities to ever come our way!! So, thank you Australia for giving us the opportunity to take you on a voyage with us in what has been a lifelong dream.”

Voyager’s entry marks the first song release for the national competition, with more entrant songs expected to be released in the next week.

About Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022

Eurovision – Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February.

Hosted by comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and talent. Australians are encouraged to vote for their favourite artist and song to represent the nation on the world’s biggest stage. The winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS and SBS On Demand on Saturday 26 February.

What do you think of Voyager’s “Dreamer”? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Kaz
Kaz
9 months ago

I’m hoping this does well at Aus Decides. I think it will be popular with our public vote, but maybe the jury might not score it as favourably.

musica
musica
10 months ago

I can’t imagine this will make it through the Australian final, but if it does I would be very happy. This is one cool song. Catchy but not too predictable, alternative but not too obscure.

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago

For the first time I really appreciate the participation of Australia at ESC !

That´s contemporary, authentic und something fresh and not comparable with another acts just like Maneskin for example. Thank you guys !

Last edited 10 months ago by Mr X
sangfroidx
sangfroidx
10 months ago

Dance metal – this is totally my jam. I love everything about it (except the singer’s stupid haircut, ha). Australia, kicking ass and taking names!

To those who say a song like this can’t win, remember how many people said the same about Jamala, Salvador and Maneskin. If recent years have shown us anything, it’s that the old rules just don’t apply as strictly as they used to. Which is a damn good thing.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago

Bravo. That’s Australia all ready for this year’s contest.
Wait… there are more contenders? Ahh

Ulrika
Ulrika
10 months ago

Huh. I think… I LOVE it!

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
10 months ago

This is good.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
10 months ago

Off topic but Jude York released their song “I won’t need to dream” and apparently Australia’s trying to make up for time not at eurovision by releasing their 1959 entry a few years late.

Eurofision
Eurofision
10 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

You say it as if it’s a bad thing. It’s a gorgeous song reminiscent of 50s Disney soundtracks. How can that be a bad thing? Haha

Last edited 10 months ago by Eurofision
Lou
Lou
10 months ago

This song is so good omg , i really want this to win the nf of my country so we can actually get a good result

Ifty
Ifty
10 months ago

Best song I’ve heard so far this Eurovision season.

Babes
Babes
10 months ago

John Galliano goes rock

Danes
Danes
10 months ago

This song for me is definitely gonna be a grower for me
If they send this, I will be really happy, because it definitely is something Australia hasn’t tried out yet, and I have honestly been a little bored over their latest entries being a bit too bland
This would definitely change my mind on that part.
The one thing is that it might be a tad too shallow between verses and refrains, but that’s about it!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
10 months ago

This is actually really cool. It takes a while to heat up and the structure is a little weird for a potential Eurovision song. As a result, I wouldn’t imagine it’d be the choice for the contest but I enjoyed it a lot.

Héctor
Héctor
10 months ago

So so good. Very interesting. It isn’t for everyone though so I don’t expect it wins.

MrJoggy
MrJoggy
10 months ago

Sooo cool ! But I’m afraid this won’t do well …

Nils
Nils
10 months ago

I think it’s super cool, but I also have no doubt most people will hate it. Still … it would be awesome to see them in Turin, there never was anything like it at Eurovision. Also, after all those years, it’s about time Australia sends something bold and risky.

Kinga
Kinga
10 months ago

Oh yeah! I really like it!

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
10 months ago

Yeah I’m digging this for Australia! Our cousins putting us to shame again (UK) by putting forward something really enjoyable and memorable plus I like the respect the singer has for the competition. Be cool if this is selected for them!

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
10 months ago
Reply to  Trocatroc

I’ve seen this band live multiple times and the singers vocals live are absolutely legit. Beyond excited and hopeful this is what we send.

Sabrina
Sabrina
10 months ago

This is really good. Maybe the fact it doesn’t have a prominent chorus will harm its chances in a competitive environment and I would appreciate if it had some proper lyrical content, but I loved the sound and the vocals. It’s always comforting when you find something to root for right with the first released song of a national selection.

Lucy
Lucy
10 months ago

Booo Australia

Lou
Lou
10 months ago
Reply to  Lucy

Oh so u like bad swedish pop songs? , cause from the way ur talking , it seems that way , this song is great , i hope it wins my countrys nf

Stian F
Stian F
10 months ago

This is quite amazing. Finally a rock song that is different from all the others and stands out. There is a touch of Soft Cell in this song I feel too, which is great. But it probably wont be immediate enough for most listeners though.

Sisi
10 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

I’m also hearing a little Depeche Mode in the vocals, but that could just be me lol.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Sisi

It reminded me of Depeche Mode as soon as it started, even before the vocals – the first twenty seconds are very Depeche-esque.

Graham B
Graham B
10 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

Am I the only person who hears a little Simon Le Bon in his vocals?

Ulrika
Ulrika
10 months ago
Reply to  Graham B

I do too, definitely!

Ellie
Ellie
10 months ago

Okay, this is groovy as hell! The most enjoyable song I’ve heard from a rock band this NF season. Please send this, Australia! If I were to be picky, I’d say the transition to the chorus might need work and the lyrics are nothing special, but this is going straight to my Top 3.

Sisi
10 months ago
Reply to  Ellie

I absolutely adore how spacey it is XD

Kosey
Kosey
10 months ago

Oh wow, this already looks like the finished article. Visually stunning, full of energy, instantly memorable and catchy. Australia is here to play!

shin
shin
10 months ago

ive heard it like 4-5 times already and cant stop! sooo goooddd!

Sebastián
Sebastián
10 months ago

Wow! You can see in the composition tht it has a lot of progressive rock here. If I’m not wrong, that would be the first progressive rock song in Eurovision. The closest thing would be Iceland 2007 a d Czech Republic 2008, but that’s more hard rock.

Guys, it’s not a song for win, but it’s a very well composed song. It’s kinda flat, but it has the main core of progressive rock, that it’s to blend tons of movements and rhythms

John
John
9 months ago
Reply to  Sebastián

Georgia 2014 was prog

Adam
Adam
10 months ago

I must say that I really like it but I really want Sheldon for Eurovision. So we will see.

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
10 months ago

A bit bland and generic. Full of audio special effects which live would be complicated to repeat.

Héctor
Héctor
10 months ago
Reply to  Nudiecrudi

Bland and generic? I could take bland if you don’t like it but generic? You just wanted to say something negative and that was the first that crossed your mind. Respect yourself a little bit.

Nudiecrudi
Nudiecrudi
10 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

I respect myself a lot bysaying what I feel and think without caring to be contradicted by the most.
Listening them live maybe I’ll change my mind but by know I found it bland ( it doest reach high peaks, stays always to the same accords, repeating them constantly)
I also found it generic because that kind of synthetic sound seemed to me something heard a lot before in those Playlists offered free by spotify, somehow a sound just created by a software.

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Generic are for example almost all songs in the irish and maltese preselection…

Last edited 10 months ago by Mr X
Eurofision
Eurofision
10 months ago

This is amazing and Jude York’s song is gorgeous. This is shaping up to be the best Australia Decides and we are just 2 songs in.

Europotato
Europotato
10 months ago

This is good. Lyrics are a little basic but love the synth fusion. Reminds me of Georgia 2016.

just an esc fan
just an esc fan
10 months ago

I can’t see this out of my Top3 of Australia Decides once all songs are out. Modern af, competes with Cyan Kicks in the best rock entry of NFs so far imo.

P.S I Won’t Need To Dream by Jude York is out as well! Not bad at all. We have a very interesting NF season so far!

Henry
Henry
10 months ago

This song lacks the thing called quality! So unproduced you might as well quit singing all together, I think Azerbaijan will be this years winner anyway!

Xxx
Xxx
10 months ago

A bop!

BlueSky@Night
10 months ago

Excellent vibe but hardly engaging lyrically. Starting with a bang Australia.

Jake
Jake
10 months ago

Since starting a National final, the Australians always know what to do even if I don’t love all their entries—I respect the diversity of their lineups and how current they are. This is a good representation of a modern rock song and glad it represents a part of Australia that does not get as much notice abroad.

ArvinRoido Atienza
ArvinRoido Atienza
10 months ago

Well, Australia already had a better selection than Ireland and Malta. And this is the 1st rock song this year that didnt disappoint me.

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago

So far Finland and Portugal have the best preselections…

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
10 months ago

Why everyone wants to bring rock to Eurovision now while before Maneskin won the most of things we could see is generic pop?

Xxx
Xxx
10 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Nonsense, we had plenty of rock entries before Maneskin.

Nils
Nils
10 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

If by plenty you mean one to three per year.

Zisk
Zisk
10 months ago

To me, the chorus feels like a bridge. I love everything about the rest of the song but it feels like the chorus is just barely missing something. Still beats Bulgaria

Michael
Michael
10 months ago

Happy Australian here! What an awesome start!!! Really unique, like it a lot, dare I say it ‘genre defying’ haha. We may already have our winner?? =)

Europotato
Europotato
10 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Wouldn’t go that far.

Whisker
Whisker
10 months ago

What a nice suprise! I feel they sacrificed some notes to make others sound fantastic and they do sound fantastic. I like it!

DonutLover
DonutLover
10 months ago

Triangles in the video remind me of Tel Aviv 2019 lol
Song sounds interesting and truly futuristic,good start!

Pearli
Pearli
10 months ago

I want the 10 minute version or this song!

Sebastián
Sebastián
10 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

Is there a 10 minutes version? That’s peogressive rock

Ellie
Ellie
10 months ago
Reply to  Sebastián

In the comments on YouTube they (maybe jokingly?) referred to this being the intro to a 10 minute album version.

Brko
Brko
10 months ago

Well, I was expecting Bulgaria to present a song like this!!

Looking forward hearing other Australian songs. This one is GOOOOD!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
10 months ago

I like the song !!

lasse braun
lasse braun
10 months ago

sounds interesting – maybe the best rockact so far known.

🙂