Soaring vocals.

Words by

Bianca O'Neill

Finally, we receive Montaigne's glorious debut album and we're happy to say she has reached new heights (get it?!).

Opening with an energetic title track, her new album is sparkling pop in the vein of Florence and the Machine.

You can feel it in the driving drums, soaring vocals and (dare I say it) even in the artwork.

At times, the album also channels the best of Kimbra with ‘In The Dark’ and Charli XCX with ‘Because I Love You’.

So, basically all the best pop references of the last decade. However, I want to be clear here: this is a delightfully original work and what a great place to start.


This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 160. You can read it here.

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It’s the fun, jaunty-pop we’ve come to know Arcade Fire for.
Looks like this New Orleans band has finally hit its stride.
A fat bunch of hits does not an album make.
An all-out glam rock album.
Is it wrong to want more?
A debut album four years in the making.
Frankly, not their best work.
A voice for the angry.
The little electro band that could.
*By a person who didn't really know her music until now
This is the classic Garbage sound I grew up with.
You've made us proud.
Lacking M83's usual energy and creative spark.
Thanks to Bey, Tidal's finally making waves.
Strangely underwhelming.
Could've used a little more soul.
The future of pop music.
Much like his twitter account, it's a bit of a mess.
Clearly a very personal album for frontman, Kele.
That Rihanna reign just don't let up.
There's still nobody out there with a voice like this.