ARE YOU READY?
READY is not just Montaigne's most anthemic single to date, it's an anthem with something to say.
"I was so reluctant to take ownership of it at first was so far I've been the self deprecating tortured artist who's talked about my neurosis, whereas this song is 'I believe in myself' and 'I'm ready to utilise my abilities'. That's something I've been working hard to finesse.
"Putting a song out about self worth now, I'm in a place where I do think that much about myself, I work really hard every day to be really good at what I do, I've earned that confidence.”
There's also a Trojan Horse factor buried in the lyrics of Ready.
Sure it's booming pop song on the surface with that killer motivational chorus to remind yourself to stay on the grind ("I think I'm ready and I'm at the edge of the cliff, so let's begin..") and some seriously brilliant vocals. But in the song's final verse Montaigne sings "take me to the final stage, gimme gimme equal wage, I am no longer afraid.”
MONTAIGNE ‘COMPLEX’ NATIONAL ALBUM TOUR
Presented by triple j
Tickets from www.montaigne.oztix.com.au
THU 07 NOV - THE GOV, ADELAIDE
FRI 08 NOV - BADLANDS, PERTH
SAT 09 NOV - MOJO’S, FREMANTLE
THU 14 NOV - SOLBAR, MAROOCHYDORE
FRI 15 NOV - THE ZOO, BRISBANE
SAT 16 NOV - THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY
SUN 17 NOV - THE ZOO, BRISBANE
THU 21 NOV - TAP HOUSE, BENDIGO
FRI 22 NOV - TORQUAY HOTEL, TORQUAY
SAT 23 NOV - THE CROXTON, MELBOURNE
THU 28 NOV - UC HUB, CANBERRA
FRI 29 NOV - THE METRO, SYDNEY
SAT 30 NOV - UOW UNIBAR, WOLLONGONG