It’s been a long 12 months for 2021 Eurovision contestant and ARIA Award-winning art-pop songwriter, Montaigne, who has been the anointed Australian competitor since February last year, but today she has released the song that she will perform on stage in Rotterdam on May 18.
Released globally today, which you can hear right here, Montaigne will sing the uplifting and powerful anthem ‘Technicolour’ at tomorrow night’s Sydney Mardi Gras as the charm offensive begins to turn this song into votes for Australia.
Written and produced specifically for Eurovision, Technicolour is a new song highlighting 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).
“I’m so excited to present ‘Technicolour’ to the world! I think it does it all — makes you want to cry, makes you want to dance, makes you want to take on a malignant corporate power — and I think that it is both forward-thinking and suitable for Eurovision,” Montaigne said.
Sure to make waves at Eurovision, ‘Technicolour’ will allow Montaigne to showcase her powerhouse vocals and electric energy.
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SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of Delegation Josh Martin said they love this song!
“SBS has always celebrated the technicolour nature of Australia and the world, and Montaigne has written an anthem that encapsulates all that we stand for as a broadcaster and a country,” Martin said.
“Where better to premiere it, than one of the world’s most loved Pride events – the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras! The song is positive, purposeful – and let’s face it – fun! It will be right at home at the world’s largest, inclusive technicolour song contest where, to borrow a line from the chorus – ‘if we stand together, we can do whatever’.”
Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides and Director of Blink TV Paul Clarke said ‘Technicolour’ begins by addressing the universal and personal challenges of the pandemic, then it empowers you to be a superhero and rise above.
“It’s all done with Montaigne’s cheeky sense of humour, at once vulnerable and kinda fierce,” Clarke said.
“I’m expecting some deep and moving music this year at Eurovision, but we are flicking the switch to empowerment with Montaigne and turning the volume right up.”
The response to the song has been positive so far after only an hour.
“It’s bonkers, amazing, weird, fresh, VERY Montaigne & overall I’m very happy,” one happy person tweeted.
Australia’s Eurovision entry is now available on all streaming services. It’s bonkers, amazing, weird, fresh, VERY Montaigne & overall I’m very happy. Expect a visual feast for staging. We are in a v tough semi-final so needed to stand out and this does! https://t.co/4QhouokACO
— Dale Roberts (@ozdale) March 4, 2021
“montaigne might be my new 2021 winner over dark side,” tweeted another.
montaigne might be my new 2021 winner over dark side pic.twitter.com/DsZYv2Q2Rr
— marnie 🇫🇮🇺🇦🇮🇸🇬🇪 (@igrankabywhosee) March 4, 2021
And Australian Eurovision telecast co-host Joel Creasy seemed to think it could be a winning song.
Well holy shit Montaigne’s Eurovision song is awesome! Hello Australia 2022! 👊🏻
— Joel Creasey (@joelcreasey) March 4, 2021
The jury is out until the competition begins in May.
Last Updated on Mar 5, 2021