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
“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?