Back in July we were ridiculously excited to bring you the news that Triple J superstar Montaigne would be not only delivering a new album, but kicking off the album tour in Adelaide.
The very first concert showcasing her new album Complex, with hits like Change, Losing My Mind, and For Your Love, left her loyal fans in awe last Thursday night at The Gov.
The Singer-Songwriter-Activist captured the room with her dynamically impressive vocals and uniquely charming character, while pausing between songs to speak to the crowd to carry them through the process of the album’s creation.
Montaigne’s songs reflect different parts of her life, values, feelings and personal evolution. Her raw honesty draws her listeners in and she delivered it to them whole-heartedly at the concert. If performing with passion and incredible high notes wasn’t enough to make her adoring fans swoon, Montaigne used the intimate setting to take time to walk along the edge of the stage and sing the line “because I love you” to at least ten people while holding their hands.
The ARIA award winner from Sydney has had a wild ride over the past few years with everything from toxic relationships to chronic fatigue and more, which she decides not to ignore in her songwriting:
“I’ve gone through a lot of different stuff, as all humans have”, she said earlier this year.
Using her show as an opportunity to spread awareness and connect with her fans, Montaigne took breaks in between songs to provide messages of support to those suffering with anxiety and depression, and remind them of their worth.
Overall, the performance was flawless. Montaigne’s ability to hold strong notes and dance vocally between soft and bold is something everybody needs to witness with their own senses.
The supporting act Miss Blanks had the crowd hyped and deserves a mention for her performance. With her long hair and fierce rapping, she had people in the crowd saying she could be Australia’s answer to Lizzo.
If you missed the show in Adelaide, you can still buy tickets in other cities via OzTix, which I would strongly recommend.
Words by Christie Thompson