She’s the singer who brought the rainbow to Rotterdam all the way from Australia. Now, after a hectic two years of Eurovision, Montaigne is shooting for the stars with her new single “Now (In Space)”.
For “Now (In Space)”, Montaigne has once again collaborated with Dave Hammer, who also produced her Eurovision 2021 song “Technicolour”.
It offers the mystical and glittery composition that we’ve come to love in Montaigne’s music. With heavier beats and a deeply passionate delivery, it’s a wild space journey that gets more experimental as it goes on.
Montaigne sings she’s “obsessed with the rush”, and we have to say, we’re kinda obsessed with the song.
Montaigne – “Now (In Space)”
Montaigne has previously sung about abusive relationships in “Don’t Break Me” and challenging corporate powers in “Technicolour”. But “Now (In Space)” takes us back to true love. Montaigne herself describes it as a “beautiful pining love song set in the cosmos now and forever”.
The song is filled with space metaphors, such as “flying through the starry sky, I can be the Moon in your eye” and “tell me how you’ll kiss me when I touch down”. If you’re a fan of love and space, then there’s definitely a lot to enjoy here.
The music video is filled with spacey fun and typical Montaigne crazy goodness. Following the blue clown-like hair in her performance of “Don’t Break Me”, and the rainbow shaved head of “Technicolour”, Montaigne is now rocking a blonde hairstyle. She makes fantastic use of a green screen and we see the singer flying through the galaxy, surfing on asteroids and dancing with aliens.
As it goes on, Montaigne also makes friends with a cat and a couple of puppies, has some spaghetti and she rides a dinosaur. It definitely feels like Montaigne at her most genuine and entertaining. She herself described the music video as “fun and funny”, and it’s hard to disagree. With Australia heating up, it’s like we’re all ready to join her for Space Girl Summer!
Montaigne after Eurovision 2021
After being the first Eurovision act to perform at the contest remotely in 65 years, Montaigne didn’t shy away from her disappointment. She noted she was “sad as hell” that she didn’t get to be with the other artists in Rotterdam, and that she’d be focusing on things other than Eurovision. After failing to qualify to the grand final, she accepted she was at a “severe disadvantage” but that she was excited to make more music.
Since then, Montaigne has released “My Life is Better With You”, a fabulously cute pop-rock track used as the theme song for The McElroy Family’s podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me.
Montaigne has also been selected as the face of the Environmental Music Prize, an Australian award combining music with climate and conservation. She has always been outspoken on political issues, being a climate activist and feminist for over ten years.
i'm now ambassador for the incipient Environmental Music Prize! here's a little interview on my experience of being an artist and an intersectional environmentalisthttps://t.co/0OX07fsnVC
— Montaigne (@actualmontaigne) September 3, 2021
“Now (In Space)” comes ahead of her third album, which is set to be released next year. Montaigne has declared this album to be “the peak of her career”. She said, “it’s full on how much this thing has come to completely stun & amaze me with regards to who has decided to be on it & how beautiful & wholesome it is”.
We’re totally hyped, especially after hearing her incredible new song, and wish Montaigne the best of luck on an amazing 2022.
Oh, and if you’re one of the Ukrainians who’s been commenting on her YouTube, you’re awesome!
i am obsessed with all the ukrainians in the youtube comments for now in space
— Montaigne (@actualmontaigne) October 21, 2021
What do you think of “Now (In Space)”? Are you excited for Montaigne’s third album? Let us know in the comments below!