Montaigne will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Montaigne

Technicolour

Country
🇦🇺 Australia
First Semi-Final
Starts 5th
Song
Technicolour
Lyrics
Jess Cerro, Dave Hammer
Music
Jess Cerro, Dave Hammer
Participant pronouns
She/Her
Broadcaster
Special Broadcasting Service

The Sydney-based artist has become an important figure on the Aussie indie scene, receiving widespread praise for her working including an ARIA award for Best Breakthrough Artist and a nomination for Best Female Artist in 2016.

A natural storyteller and entertainer, the multi-talented Montaigne has never wavered on the delivery of a unique artistry that has seen the Sydneysider ascend from young indie leader, to one of Australia’s most individual and dynamic voices.

Technicolour explores the human need to be close to one another, and was written and produced specifically with Eurovision in mind.

“I initially started writing the song after a catch-up call with my mum that was really emotional and had me crying on the floor thinking of that first line, ‘I want to be close to my mother.’ The song became about resilience and the courage that comes from being able to be vulnerable, being able to ask for help, and knowing that in solidarity and togetherness we are stronger as people."

While the pandemic may have halted live gigs and performances (not to mention the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest that Montaigne was originally due to compete in) the singer has used lockdown time to throw herself back into her craft, ready to re-emerge in 2021 more than prepared for what’s set to be her strongest chapter yet.

Lyrics of Technicolour

I wanna be close to my mother I wanna belong to the world A mirror that shows technicolour I’d be a magnificent girl But everything is frustrating Everything moves along Faster than I can relate to But I got power yeah Midnight is the hour, yeah Time to take off your cloaks Techni-technicolour Techni-technicolour If we stand together We can do whatever Technicolour Technicolour If we care for one another We can I wanna know that there’s a future That I can move myself towards And yet I promise you Yes all you nasty dudes I don’t need certainty To get my pot of gold, no Everything is frustrating Everything moves along Faster than I can relate to But we got grace, yeah We got style and lasers, yeah Time to take to take off your cloaks Techni-technicolour Techni-technicolour If we stand together We can do whatever Technicolour Technicolour If we care for one another We can Shine Techni-technicolour Techni-technicolour If we stand together We can do whatever Techni-technicolour Techni-technicolour If we care for one another We can Shine

Updates about Montaigne

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Montaigne reveals 'Technicolour' video

5 days ago
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Montaigne: “I’m still absolutely stoked I can present Technicolour”

3 weeks ago