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Montaigne

The Sydney-based artist has become an important figure on the Aussie indie scene, receiving widespread praise for her work 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