Sydney’s Montaigne has quickly made a name for herself by offering up a collection of unique left-of-centre pop gems, including ‘I’m A Fantastic Wreck’, ‘Clip My Wings’ and ‘I Am Not An End’.
She’s also currently flying high alongside Tom Thum on the latest Hilltop Hoods single ‘1955’, which recently peaked at No.2 on the ARIA singles chart.
Her latest solo single, meantime is ‘In The Dark’; a single described by her label as “a bold statement from a young artist not afraid to be creatively ambitious”. In many respects, it’s the antithesis of what you’ll hear on commercial radio these days.
“The song was conceived in the throes of a dying relationship,” Montaigne reveals, “with the knife twisted deeper by other traumas, so (with the video) I wanted to visually convey both the devastation and empowerment I felt from corrupting my relationship in the way I did. It was one of those situations that was so ironic and heart-rending that it was hilarious.”
Visually, it’s raw. Montaigne is exposed. She’s slowly being buried, left bleeding. But it’s not lost on us that her heart beats a luscious, molten gold.