Montaigne Technicolour Eurovision 2021

It received its worldwide premiere on Australian radio on Thursday. And now, Montaigne’s “Technicolour” is available to stream and download on all leading platforms.

Montaigne’s “Technicolour” is officially released

Upon the song’s release, the Eurovision 2021 star says:

“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.”

“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.’ I picked up my guitar and started improvising around that, trying to get the feelings out of my system. I had to put the song down then because we were having people over for dinner.

Later, I picked the idea up with songwriter and music producer, Dave Hammer, since we were working on trying to make a Eurovision song happen, and 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.”

Australia’s Head of Delegation Josh Martin adds:

“We 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. 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’.”

Montaigne’s “Technicolour” first live performance

Fans don’t have to wait long to see what “Technicolour” will be like live. Montaigne will perform her Eurovision number at the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. This will be available to stream live on Saturday 6 March at 08:00 CET (or 18:00 AEDT) on SBS On Demand. SBS are removing geo-blocking for the occasion. The “Don’t Break Me” singer has also promised an official music video, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.

What do you think of “Technicolour? Are you looking forward to the live performance?

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Nils
Nils
4 months ago

really interesting choice. possibly the most ‘indie’ entry this year. during the chorus, montaigne’s voice reminds me of sophie ellis-bextor, which, to me, is a good thing. that offbeat and that single disharmonic note right before every chorus might be hard to swallow for the majority of viewers, though. also, this sounds really difficult to sing, but little do i know.

i expect the juries to be the key to this one. but even if australia doesn’t reach the final this time, i think they can hold their heads up high with this one.

Last edited 4 months ago by Nils
Heath
Heath
4 months ago

When is WiwiBloggs going to review this? Eager to hear their take.

Last edited 4 months ago by Heath
Jake
Jake
4 months ago

her live vocals were a mess–if the juris reward Australia yet again with this messy song, I don’t know what to say

Adam
Adam
4 months ago

I LOVED Don’t Break Me with a passion…with Technicolour, 1st listen was WTF, 2nd was Ooh Okay, and 3rd+ has been pure happiness. this is more in keeping with her artistic sound and I’m glad she was one of the writers and therefore will feel more comfortable performing it. Staging wise, if she takes a page out of Lesley Roy’s plans from last year, I think it will be a great addition to the grand final.

Last edited 4 months ago by Adam
Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

just watched a live performance and it was great. Montaigne hit all the high notes perfectly, but surprisingly she struggled with the melisma on the bridge that goes ‘everything is frustrating’. But the high notes were great, and the energy on the stage, as small as it was, was good. I have good feelings about how it will be staged in Rotterdam. its here btw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDtfBxkGvRk

otis
otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

are you kidding me? my ears are bleeding. this is insane bad.!!! this will be the 1st year that juries is not gonna give even 1 point to this insanity. Her voice is on point only in several parts and the fact is that even in the parts that her voice is on point it seems that is not… such a screaming song that gives you the feeling that her voice is all wrong. come on guys stop pushing yourself loving songs and countries just for the name and start being more subjective!!!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  otis

otis we already understand that you have no taste, you don’t need to keep declaring it

otis
otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

ajajja we are not talking about taste. but voice… so yes you are a child that doesnt understand the meaning. Is not about music is about voice and hearing. this has nothing to do with taste. it has to do with capabilities and voice control. This song and music is different but voice and noise is something subjective. You talk based on the singer and country and this is not objective.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  otis

you say I’m a child but you seem to be unable to grasp the concept that everything about music is subjective. every single thing about music will appeal to some and be horrible to others. and don’t tell me what I ‘talk’ about, I talk about the song because I love it. sit down before you embarrass yourself more. just because you think something is bad doesn’t make it ‘objective’.

Last edited 4 months ago by Ashton Schier
otis
otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

when a voice is good or out of tune dude it cant be subjective. dont you know that? do you need vocal coachers to explain that to you? The fact is that i am very clear that i dont hate the song, i dont hate singer i dont hate country but i firmly talk about the voice and the screaming result. so yes this can be subjective. you can love the song the singer whatever you want. but you cant push people believe that the voice is on point when there is an objective answer. that vocally she was out… Read more »

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  otis

Once again, not objective. It can sound out of tune and be out of tune but there will be people who enjoy it. It’s very hard for you to understand this concept for some reason. Maybe it’ll be clearer in 10 years when you turn 15.

Last edited 4 months ago by Ashton Schier
otis
otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

i am 31 thank you…if you enjoy a song is acceptable. if you enjoy a song that is out of tune then this makes you a child that listens to songs of frogs and bears in disney and never pay attention to voice and listen only to song and music. With the fact that for eurovision and music for adult people in general, is important not only music but vocals too then yes you have the biggest out of tune and mind problem!!! you can listen and enjoy music with out of tune vocals but this is not objective and… Read more »

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  otis

if you are 31 and speaking like this….wow. you must be truly immature.

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Everything was fine until that high note in the end. It’s jury bait and I wish they would ditch that. It cheapens the song.
Overall, great performance, loved the choreo too.

Richard
Richard
4 months ago

This is an unexpected blast of joy from Montaigne, very different to her song last year (that I loved) but keeping that quirky edge she does so well. The chorus does take a bit of getting used to, and the track is so densely packed with layers of sound I can’t imagine how this will translate to a live performance, but I really enjoyed it. In fact it’s playing in my head right now.

Taylor92
Taylor92
4 months ago

I think a lot of people unfamiliar with this type of music will struggle to warm to it. This sort of sound is very popular in Australia right now especially amongst the ‘Triple J crowd’ – which is the demographic of Montaigne’s fan base. A sort of indie/underground hyper pop. I understand artists should be trying to appeal to a worldwide audience, so it was definitely a huge risk sending this to Eurovision as so many ESC fans still just want to see safe, consistent ballad/pop entries and nothing that pushes the boundary. It’s a shame that people can’t see… Read more »

otis
otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Taylor92

oh god. this has nothing to do with indie… seriously? jajajja this is not even underground hyper pop. This is a melody of hyper pop that due to the voice and the screaming it turns a massive bomb that can hurt ears. She need to improve soooo much cause if not, the song cannot be listened. i mean if the screams are like this nobody can pay attention to the song and its type. is so sad cause i loves her last year pfff

David Pinter
David Pinter
4 months ago
Reply to  otis

Can you adjust your attitude and stop trolling? It’s not cute.

Jo.
Jo.
5 months ago

I really appreciate their effort and it’s definitely an upgrade from last year’s song. It might struggle with the public vote though, but I hope it won’t.

Anhel
Anhel
5 months ago

I like it more than most of the other entries for sure

Lola
Lola
5 months ago

A big step up from Don’t Break Me, but I need to watch a live version first I think to be convinced it’s a definite qualifier. I’m afraid this is that kind of bop that’s amazing as a studio version, but doesn’t translate on stage. I really hope this isn’t the case, because she’s lovely. Fingers crossed!

Bella
Bella
5 months ago

I find this much better than last year. Don’t Break Me did nothing for me, it felt like just any other random commercial pop song with placeholder lyrics. Technicolour at least has more personality. I like it!

Kalla
Kalla
5 months ago

I really want to love this, but for me the music feels a little amateur and homemade. Good song though and I enjoy the melody just maybe needs a some better production behind it.

otis
otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

totally agree

Somebody
Somebody
5 months ago

Hey, I like this!

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago

I want to like it, but the only thing I like about it is the song title.

Last edited 5 months ago by Whisker
Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago

I love how Australia went from playing super safe to making bold choices. This is so fresh that in terms of Eurovision it’s even a little ahead of its time. I don’t know yet how I feel about the instrumental in the chorus (it can be a little unpleasant to the ears), but the “Techni-Technicolour” and the Marina-and-the-diamondesque vocal hook in the beggining got stuck in my mind. I’m in. My only concern is what Polegend and Tibor already pointed, it’s a challenging song vocally. I hope Montaigne learned her lessons from last year.

Last edited 5 months ago by Sabrina
Nicolas
Nicolas
5 months ago

Juries will love it no matter what….

otis
otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

really? this shouting and screaming bomb? jajajjaja

Marc
Marc
5 months ago

My poor ears! What was that? Her voice is so annoying and shouty in this song. What a pity- last year was much better!

Last edited 5 months ago by Marc
Dalth
Dalth
5 months ago

Its decent probably will grow on me, but sounds a little messy to my ears.

Tibor
Tibor
5 months ago

I like this, it suits her, and although I also liked “Don’t break me” last year, it was an audible compromise between her and Dami Im’s songwriting team. I assume she’ll have a lot of dancers, because moving around on stage while singing this at the same time won’t be an easy task. 🙂

MrBrightside
MrBrightside
5 months ago

I’m having a headache after listening to this.

Benny Hill
5 months ago

It’s different.

Do I like it? Haven’t decided yet. I need to give it a few more spins.

Marc
Marc
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

It’s the one song I never want to hear again. I applaud your bravery to put your senses through a few more listens.

Polliu
Polliu
5 months ago

I found people are generally giving positive feedbacks in forums or blogs but the YouTube tops and comments are totally hating it. Really don’t know how this song will do in Eurovison . It’s pretty risky to send a song like this. I personally love it.

Last edited 5 months ago by Polliu
Moonstar
Moonstar
5 months ago

Great song. The chorus is a bit shouty, though. We have quite a few shouty entries this year…

Okt
Okt
5 months ago

Alternative, different, quirky, great stuff Australia. Is there any official video to the song?

eurofan
eurofan
4 months ago
Reply to  Okt

Nope

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

It’s interesting. The chorus certainly doesn’t go the way I was expected listening to the verses. I respect Montaigne for experimenting. The song will need to marinate a bit to me, but it’s a bold entry. I expect that it’s intended for a big and colorful performance. All the best, Australia and Montaigne!

mawnck
mawnck
5 months ago

I do like the song, I really do, but …

We’re just gonna let Australia use brand names in their songs whenever they want to?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technicolor_SA

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  mawnck

But the thing is that *a lot* of general words are used in some brands / companies as well. As long as the name isn’t used *only* for a brand or directly refers to the brand in the lyrics, it should get a pass. Otherwise, half of songs would get marked for using copyrighted names and that would be a nightmare.

Mws
Mws
5 months ago

Risky. Edgy. Out there. Eurovision usually rewards big risk takers. If she rips the the vocals live and gets a big crowd reaction this could be an iconic and memorable piece that gains traction and momentum. I hear a bit of a Bjork in this. Go Montaigne.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Mws

Montaigne’s a fantastic live performer. I could see this doing very well live.

Alaska
Alaska
5 months ago

This is GOOOOOOD! <3

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

I like this much better than Don’t Break Me! Totally into it. Well done Australia!

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
5 months ago

Yes, gimme that hyperpop realness! Montaigne has got to be one of the most fascinating artists this year, I’m in love with her upbeat personality, extraordinary creativity and supernatural, juvenescent energy. “Technicolour” is everything I wanted but didn’t get from “Don’t Break Me” – it’s different, it’s daring, it’s crazy in the best way possible. And on top of that this is such an earworm that I cannot imagine Australia not scoring well with the public. Oh man, I’m so happy!

Leo M
Leo M
5 months ago

I wasn’t a fan of her entry last year but this is quite fun. Not as good as other upbeat tunes this year but still a solid entry from Australia.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
5 months ago

I’m curious to see what this will be like live, but I find this quite gripping actually.

KMO92
KMO92
5 months ago

How can anyone hate this? It is pure fun! I absolutely love it. I was a huge fan of don’t break me too but this is quirky, different, and way more Montaigne’s style. Good on her for presenting something different and unique. Don’t get me wrong, I adore a good ballad just as much as the next Eurofan. But it’s so refreshing to see entries like this.

Grft
Grft
5 months ago
Reply to  KMO92

Yes it’s so great to have different things like that! My two favourite songs right now are Voilà and Technicolour lol… two different worlds.

knorkator
knorkator
5 months ago
Reply to  KMO92

I don’t hate it. It just meh.

Sean
Sean
5 months ago

If Australia is actually going to send more experimental songs like this every year, I’m excited. This isn’t quite provocative enough yet, but it’s a stepping stone. Guess these things don’t come ‘easily-eyeyeyeyAH’ (thanks Isaiah).

yom
yom
5 months ago
Reply to  Sean

We literally sent a woman singing opera whilst flying with demons on poles two years ago.

I dont think this necessarily acts as a stepping stone more just a continuation after a lull

eurofan
eurofan
4 months ago
Reply to  Sean

It seems to be since we’ve had our nf we started to be more bold (OK don’t break wasn’t to bold, but less generic than our other song) which I like.

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago

Love the verses, not sold on the chorus but it is still going to enter quite highly on my list!

RennyWest
RennyWest
5 months ago

Great bop! While I don’t love it as much as the last year’s entry I still like it a lot.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
5 months ago

ahhhhh

Nina
Nina
5 months ago

I love how we all used to trash on Australia for sending ‘safe entries’ and now they’re coming up with such unique songs (see zero gravity and technicolour) and people are complaining lololol

Jane
Jane
5 months ago
Reply to  Nina

I wouldn’t call zero gravity a unique song. The staging was probably one of the best ever, but popera is nothing groundbreaking. But I think Technicolour is the first pure hyperpop entry, so I really applaud that.

eurofan
eurofan
4 months ago
Reply to  Nina

Lol people were pleading for a less generic song so here you go ?

Jimbo
Jimbo
5 months ago

Gosh I do love this song from Montaigne! It sounds so bold & unique to what I have heard so far in this Eurovision season. It kind of reminds me of Imogen Heap in the verses then a touch of Avril Lavigne in the pre-chorus and a bit like Katy Perry in the chorus. Also I have a sneaky feeling this will be elevated live. Overall this is my number one song of the Eurovision season so far! Bravo to Australia and Montaigne!!

Europotato
Europotato
5 months ago

What on the other side of the earth is this? From Guy Sebastian to this!? Come on Australia! The lyrics are just a mishmash of ….things!!!

GrantK
GrantK
5 months ago
Reply to  Europotato

Good thing taste is subjective then…

hello Hi
hello Hi
5 months ago

I wonder who Azerbaijan jury will rank last this year as their default choice Armenia is out

Last edited 5 months ago by hello Hi
kir
kir
5 months ago
Reply to  hello Hi

Well, in 2014 the second-to-last was Conchita, in 2018 the last one was Ryan from Ireland, in 2019 the second-to-last was Bilal. So the answer is obvious. Any openly LGBT-related act will be bashed by Azeri juries.

hello Hi
hello Hi
5 months ago
Reply to  kir

Epitome of corruption

Aeria
Aeria
5 months ago
Reply to  kir

So… Germany? xD

yom
yom
5 months ago
Reply to  kir

Straight or gay or inbetween, unlike me oh unlike mee

Ieva
Ieva
5 months ago
Reply to  kir

Wow, that is really disgusting.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago

it’s a very good song but… is she gonna be able to belt this out live ? it sounds quite ambitious vocally

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
5 months ago

Well since this year you can add vocals to the backing track i think we’ll hear 40 spot on vocal performances 😉

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

lord have mercy

Grft
Grft
5 months ago

I think Montaigne is a good vocalist though. On YouTube there is a 15sec vid of her recording the song, and it’s on point!

Kobe
Kobe
5 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Yeah shouted perfectly!

eurofan
eurofan
4 months ago
Reply to  Kobe

I yeah the 15 sec clip was herrendois but the mardi gras performance is actually quite good for a song like this

hello Hi
hello Hi
5 months ago

Also Armenia has withdrawn

Darren
Darren
5 months ago

Yeahhhh
I’m loving this, it’s currently in my Top 5. It’s so fresh and current and definitely fresh ground for Eurovision.
I think this is my favorite entry from Australia since they joined us.

Grft
Grft
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Sameeee

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
5 months ago

bopppp

kir
kir
5 months ago

After Armenia being out after all these months of silence I’m kinda worried about Poland. Just like Hungary they could decide to quit due to the lack of success and the obvious dissatisfaction with the values of ESC within the broadcaster and the conservative national authorities. At the same time Junior ESC looks like a safe bet for them. So I’m concerned

Last edited 5 months ago by kir
yom
yom
5 months ago
Reply to  kir

Nah hungary withdrew mainly because the show got god awful ratings in the country and it just wasnt worth spending tax payers money on something the tax payers didnt want. Poland on the other hand is very much interested in eurovision and the show makes a lot of buzz for the broadcaster.

Plus unlike armenia which gave us nothing poland has had rumours and other things for the season. They are 100% competing

Biqer
Biqer
5 months ago

Why all female singers must scream with so high notes. I hate it, my ears are dying. I listen off-tune almost all female performances in ESC. Pity, that it is 50% of every contest. Thanks god for male singers, groups and normal women (for ex. Anouk). This Australian song is killing gun. 0 points.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
5 months ago
Reply to  Biqer

this reeks of pick me girl energy

otis
otis
5 months ago
Reply to  Biqer

love you.. jajaja i feel the same

Mordecai
Mordecai
5 months ago

This seems messy to me, I really enjoyed parts of the song but not as a unity. It sort of irritated me in the end.
I’d say this needs some killer staging to advance.

Robert
Robert
5 months ago

It’s definitely out there with also sounding quite poppy.. Don’t know about its chances but it’ll probably get to the final.. No winner for me but good job Australia!

Kay
Kay
5 months ago
Reply to  Robert

agreeeeed

Grft
Grft
5 months ago

Fresh, bold, uplifting, original, modern. I loooove it. It’s been stuck in my head since yesterday. I hope it can do well at ESC even though it’s not « classic pop ». In any case Montaigne should be proud, this entry suits her way more than Don’t break me. Can’t wait for the live performance!