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.
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