Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Influences

Bjork, Owen Pallett, Bat For Lashes, Jonsi & Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Florence + The Machine, Marina & The Diamonds


Website

www.montaignemusic.com.au

Bio

We’re not talking about the philosopher, though the moniker is indeed a reference to the 16th century essayist. But if Michel de Montaigne is to renaissance philosophy, this Montaigne is to music. Montaigne is the stage and artist name of Jessica Cerro and this is how she lives through music.
Jessica Cerro was a triple j Unearthed High finalist of 2012 with boppy indie pop song ‘Anyone But Me’. Searching for a deeper, more meaningful sound, Jess decided to wait on pursuing her music career full-time in order to finish her secondary studies.
Over the course of the past two years she spent time refining and developing her songwriting skills under the guidance of Michael Szumowski of Alberts music. Consuming more of the fiction that feeds her introspectively self-conscious lyrics, her quest was to develop a more mature worldview. Late last year Montaigne recorded her first EP with producer Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull).

‘I’m A Fantastic Wreck’ is the first offering from Montaigne’s forthcoming debut EP, due for release later this year. The EP, titled Life of Montaigne, is like a book, each song a chapter. Each sound is unique, leaving us to understand the depths of our very private selves, with influences such as The National, Sigur Rós, Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett.

Review

Review of I Am Not an End by Montaigne Richard Kingsmill

02 Jun 2014

Triple J
50

Wow. This song should get her name well and truly out there.

Wow. This song should get her name well and truly out there.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

26 May 2014

Triple J
45

Perfect pop. This is a great second single from Montaigne, showing off Jess' incredible voice and equally impressive pop smarts. So good.

Perfect pop. This is a great second single from Montaigne, showing off Jess' incredible voice and equally impressive pop smarts. So good.

Review

Review by Benjamin Brown Benjamin Brown

28 Nov 2018

Super Reviewer
40

I can get behind this, triple J catalyst but for all the right reasons. Way better than flogry and the machinima

I can get behind this, triple J catalyst but for all the right reasons. Way better than flogry and the machinima