Australia’s 2021 Eurovision contestant Montaigne has released the official music video for her single, Technicolour.
Directed by Courtney Brooks, the video is an explosion of colour and dance.
The video comes ahead of her performance of the uplifting anthem as part of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS in Australia from 19 to 23 May.
“It’s absolutely gorgeous! Courtney and the team absolutely hauled ass and fully understood the vibe I was trying to encapsulate and I think it’s come off to great effect. One of my favourite things I’ve done to date,” Montaigne says of the video.
The ARIA Award-winning art-pop singer and songwriter gave the first live performance of the song at the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in March.
Written and produced specifically for Eurovision, Technicolour highlights Montaigne’s vocal prowess, with upbeat pop stylings and a catchy anthemic feel. Montaigne co-wrote the song alongside Sydney-based songwriter and producer, Dave Hammer (Lime Cordiale, Thundamentals).
It’s not long until Montaigne reveals her live performance of the track in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will be broadcast live and also in primetime exclusively on SBS and SBS On Demand from 19 to 23 May. Montaigne will be competing from home, via her ‘live-on-tape’ performance of Technicolour.
Montaigne will compete in Semi Final 1 against 15 countries. With early morning LIVE broadcasts of Semi Final 1, Semi Final 2 and the Grand Final for immediate results and voting along with Europe, and primetime broadcasts for fabulous Euro-themed parties around the country, there are plenty of opportunities to get behind Montaigneand join in the fun of picking favourites from the 39 competing nations, each bringing a taste of their own musical culture to the contest. Find full broadcast and voting details here:
Montaigne’s selection to represent Australia is the latest in an impressive list of achievements.
Since 2012, Montaigne (born Jess Cerro) has been bringing attention to her music.
The release of her debut album Glorious Heights (2016), featuring the ARIA Platinum-certified single Because I Love You, earned accolades including a #4 ARIA Chart position and the Best Breakthrough Artist award at the 2016 ARIA Awards, and a nomination for Australian Album Of The Year at the J Awards ceremony of the same year. While her solo success was taking her to new heights, Montaigne also lent her voice to one of the Hilltop Hoods’ most popular releases, 1955, a record now certified eight-times Platinum.
2019 saw the arrival of her sophomore album, a collection of observations and stories beautifully delivered against a backdrop of sprawling and theatrical sounds, fittingly titled Complex.
2020 brought another pivotal moment for Montaigne as she was selected to represent Australia at Eurovision in Rotterdam 2020, having won the Eurovision: Australia Decides competition with her stunning original song, Don’t Break Me. The global pandemic put Eurovision dreams on hold for a year, but Montaigne is now ready to wow audiences with Technicolour.
Stay tuned to the SBS Eurovision website for updates: sbs.com.au/Eurovision
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