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Watch Montaigne Tell The Story Behind Three Tracks From New Album ‘Complex’

Written by Alex Gallagher on August 26, 2019

Montaigne‘s new album Complex is due out this Friday, 30th August. Having spent three years crafting the follow-up to 2016 debut Glorious Heights, the album is an exploration of loneliness, isolation, distorted love narratives, and self-realisation, each song a reflection of a different period in the musician’s life over the past years.

“It’s basically a series of portraits of all of my insecurities or the weird relationships I’ve been in or neurotic feelings I’ve felt while being attracted to others,” explains the artist. “The album’s like this veil behind which I stashed all these secrets I was keeping from myself.”

Ahead of the album’s release at the end of the week, we’re sharing some videos Montaigne filmed which see her telling the stories behind several tracks on the record.

Of the Bjork-inspired, Wynne Bennett-produced ‘Love Might Be Found (Volcano)’, Montaigne takes us to a moment where she quietly hoped that a natural disaster might have cancelled her flight home, forcing her to stay in Los Angeles and pursue a romance.

“I wanted to hang around and keep hanging out with this person, but I had to leave. So I was like, what if a massive weather event just kept my plane landed?”

Lead single ‘Ready’ was born from a desire to write an empowering song that addressed the systemic factors that go into people – particularly women – not getting opportunities, and the strength in pushing past those barriers.

“We wanted it to be like, things are really hard but I believe in myself and I’m super talented, and I’m willing to work hard to get to where I need to be. It’s just a matter of the right thing coming along and being able to capitalise on it.”

Check out the videos below and stay tuned for more landing later this week. Complex is out this Friday, 30th August – you can pre-order it here. Montaigne will launch the album with a national tour this November – head below to check out dates.

MONTAIGNE ‘COMPLEX’ ALBUM TOUR 2019


Thursday, 7th November
The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 8th November
Badlands, Perth
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 9th November
Mojo’s, Fremantle
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 14th November
Solbar, Maroochydore
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 15th November
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 16th November
The Northern, Byron Bay
Tickets: Oztix

Sunday, 17th November
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 21st November
Tap House, Bendigo
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 22nd November
Torquay Hotel, Torquay
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 23rd November
The Croxton, Melbourne
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 28th November
UC Hub, Canberra
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 29th November
The Metro, Sydney
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 30th November
UOW Unibar, Wollongong
Tickets: Oztix

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