The Australian Eurovision entry has now been released, with reigning Australian representative Montaigne to sing Technicolour at the contest this year. The song was written alongside songwriter and producer, Dave Hammer.
Commenting on the entry, Montaigne 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.’
She continues, ‘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.
Montaigne will give her first live performance at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras which will be held on Saturday the 6th of March at 08:00 CET, or 6pm AEDT and will be available internationally on SBS on Demand.
Listen to the song below: