At 25 years old, Montaigne has already dominated the charts with each single on her debut album Glorious Heights hitting #1 most played on triple j. Her single ‘Because I Love You’ is certified Platinum with over 18.17 million streams on Spotify and reached #25 on triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown. She won ARIA Award for Best Breakthrough Artist, was nominated for Cosmopolitan’s Fearless Woman Of The Year Award, and was commended by Sia personally following her triple j Like A Version cover of Chandelier. Capturing the hearts and ears of Australia, she has had a number of sold-out national tours and festivals.
The album titled Complex is certainly an accurate name for the articulate popstress’ second album. Themes range from loneliness, isolation, distorted love narratives, confused sense of self, the desire to escape, self-image issues and self-realisation. Montaigne worked with a wide range of producers on Complex, including long-time collaborator Tony Buchen (Courtney Barnett, The Preatures), Wynne Bennett (Twin Shadow, Janelle Monae), Kyle Shearer (Dua Lipa, Broods, K. Flay), Mozella (Madonna, Miley Cyrus, One Direction), Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals), Mario Späte (Tkay Maidza, Urthboy, Allday) and Eric J Dubowsky (Flume, St. Vincent, Dua Lipa).
Taking on the global stage, Montaigne represented Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 with her song ‘Don’t Break Me’ and again in 2021 with ‘Technicolour’.