Go behind the scenes with Voyager as they turn up the heat on Brightstar shoot


Voyager have released a behind-the-scenes video showing how the shoot for Brightstar came together.

The band launched the official promo for the track last month exclusively with Prog, with the new clip showing the group in action on what turned out to be a blistering hot day in Perth, Australia.

Drummer Ashley Doodkorte says: “When it's 40°C with nary a cloud or some shade in sight, you've been rolling around in red dirt, and you've played the same song 100 times over to get that perfect take, there's bound to be a bit of silliness behind the scenes! 

“It's a lot of fun to give you a bit of an insight into our admittedly chaotic creative process, and to relive what a unique experience shooting our video for Brightstar was.”

As for the meaning behind the track, vocalist Daniel Estrin said: “Brightstar is about the power of rationality, of the importance of science as an art, of facts, of the demise of empirical evidence in favour of blind belief in idols who spit forth a torrent of nonsense, and generally about not believing in something or someone because it's shiny and bright and promises a warm blanket of comfort."

The song is the first taste of material from Voyager’s as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2017’s Ghost Mile, which is expected to launch later this year.

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Scott Munro
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Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.