Interview Magazine has premiered the official music video for the song “Voyager” by Vancouver based electronic duo Fur Trade. Composed of Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat) and Parker Bossley (The Gay Nineties), the video takes visual inspiration from the Japanese karaoke craze of the 90’s. The song served as the leading single from Fur Trade’s debut album, Don’t Get Heavy.
Watch the official video for “Voyager” here
Bays also spoke to Interview Magazine about the inspiration behind the video, saying “The karaoke concept has been done before (I’m assuming), but we took it further to where the karaoke video merged with reality. It was also a fun excuse to get involved with director Kheaven Lewandowski and hire a bizarre cast of characters that we could manipulate in an intentionally uncomfortable way.”
“Voyager” originally received its worldwide audio premiere from Rolling Stone. The group also previously released alternative orchestral and 8-bit versions of the track with accompanying videos at The A.V. Club and CraveOnline (respectively).
Watch/listen to the 8 bit version of “Voyager” here.
Watch the live orchestral video of “Voyager” here.