MONTéE IS A NORWEGIAN BAND PLAYING MUSIC BY MANY LABELLED INTELLIGENT AND SOPHISTICATED POP. THE 15TH OF APRIL IS THE NEW AND MUCH AWAITED SECOND ALBUM RELEASED. “RENDITION OF YOU” IS THE TITLE OF THE ALBUM, THE SINGLE AND THE MUSIC VIDEO.
The follow-up to the reviewers’ favourite and Spellemann award winning first record “Isle of Now” is no less sophisticated, but oh so accessible and immediate. So is the beautifully photographed music video in black and white, shot by Axel Bevreng and Petter Holmern Halvorsen, directed and cut by Kash Khazai. As the by now very recognizable bassist Maya Vik wrote, the band members are extras in their own film. The protagonists are very skilled and sweet cheerleading girls, coming straight from the Norwegian championship (is there really such a thing here, up North?). We cannot wait to hear more from the foursome, and we agree with Dagbladet: Montée must not continue to be a well kept secret for the few. Produced by Anja Kristiansen. Additional photography by Robin Hansen Tangen and Morten Solem. Post production by Hocus Focus and Bengt Ove Sannes (colour grading).