The Australian progressive metal powerhouse Voyager, featuring members Daniel Estrin (vocals), Simone Dow (guitar), Scott Kay (guitar), Ashley Doodkorte (drums) and Alex Canion (bass), is set to launch their eighth studio creation “Fearless in Love” on July 14th, Friday. Ahead of the album release, the band has unveiled the fourth single, “Ultraviolet,” on July 10, 2023, which arrives coupled with a visually enthralling music video.
In a remarkable collaboration, the band has roped in Sean Harmanis, the lead vocalist of the well-known Australian metalcore band, Make Them Suffer. Voyager and Harmanis collaborated on “Ultraviolet,” which was written by Voyager and had its production carried out by Matt Templeman and the band themselves. The music video accompanying the track was helmed by director Matt Pitcher.
“Ultraviolet” stands out as one of the most profound tracks on the album. Voyager describes the song as a dark commentary on the struggles faced by the protagonist in grappling with the immense pressures of today’s fast-paced world. The band hopes the message conveyed in the song will find resonance among the audience. They collaborated with director Matt Pitcher to depict this narrative in a cinematic style.
Given the dissonant tone of the song, Voyager felt it right to have their close friend Sean Harmanis, contribute his vocal skills to the track, which added an extra dimension of emotional depth. Harmanis perfectly captures and conveys the unsettling emotion the band sought to express in “Ultraviolet”.
Daniel Estrin further elaborates, “I feel like we came full circle with our music video for “Ultraviolet”, and it was great to combine and reflect on the history of both my legal and musical journey until this point. As our eighth album release “Fearless In Love” approaches on Friday, I am filled with gratitude at all of the opportunities and support we’ve been afforded as a band over the years. This album, brooding, crushing, yet beautiful, is a deep dive into the darker side of Voyager, and we are immensely proud of it.”
Matt Pitcher, the director, commented on the video, stating, “Ultraviolet” explores themes of depression, social media/phone addiction, identity and individualism. Much like the elusive yet dangerous nature of ultraviolet light, these often unseen forces hold immense power in shaping the course of our existence.”
Daniel Estrin is an Australian musician and legal professional. With his versatile vocal skills, Estrin has been a part of the progressive metal band Voyager for over a decade. Aside from music, Estrin is also an accomplished legal practitioner. With his band, he has released eight studio albums and has a significant following globally. He cherishes the University of Western Australia, as much of his life and career are associated with it. Estrin’s passion for music and dedication to his legal career make him a multifaceted personality in both worlds
Daniel Estrin is the lead vocalist of Australian progressive metal band Voyager. Balancing a dual career in law and music, Estrin brings a unique perspective to his artistry. Over a decade with Voyager, he has released eight studio albums, each reflecting his creative evolution. His strong connection to the University of Western Australia underscores his journey. An artist of depth and dedication, Estrin continues to influence the global metal scene with his distinct musical voice.