She’s the ARIA Award-winning singer who will represent Australia at Eurovision 2021. And even though she’s not travelling to Rotterdam for the big night, Montaigne has still got plenty of tricks up her sleeve. She’s now unveiled the official music video for her Eurovision 2021 track “Technicolour”.
Directed by Courtney Brookes, Montaigne’s high concept music video stays true to the singer’s hyperpop fantasy aesthetic.
Montaigne — “Technicolour” (Official music video — Australia Eurovision 2021)
Montaigne — real name Jess Cerro — says she’s extremely proud of her new music video. “It’s absolutely gorgeous!”, she told Australian broadcaster SBS. “Courtney and the team absolutely hauled ass and fully understood the vibe I was trying to encapsulate and I think it’s come off to great effect. One of my favourite things I’ve done to date.”
The video opens with Montaigne in an empty warehouse, sat on a bed dressed in green and pink pastel colours. As she sings the chorus, Montaigne is joined by a troupe of dancers. Together, they bring the dull setting to life with an explosion of dance and colour, as the world blooms around them. Overall, it’s an audio-visual delight that’s certain to please hyperpop fans.
The “Technicolour” music video comes somewhat late into the Eurovision season. Previously, Montaigne’s official video was considered to be her performance from the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, where the singer gave her song its live debut in March.
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Australia at Eurovision 2021
Last year brought a pivotal moment for Montaigne as she was selected to represent Australia at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam, having won Eurovision – Australia Decides with her stunning original song “Don’t Break Me”. The global pandemic put Eurovision dreams on hold for a year, but Montaigne is now ready to wow audiences with “Technicolour”.
However, Montaigne won’t be travelling to Rotterdam this year. In light of ongoing coronavirus concerns, the Australian delegation has opted to use Montaigne’s backup live-on-tape recording instead of travelling to the Netherlands.
At Eurovision, Montaigne will perform fifth in semi-final one.
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