Montana Sharp is a Melbourne singer-songwriter, musician.
A background in classical piano (since her early childhood) as well as studying pop music at Monash University, Melbourne musician, singer-songwriter Montana Sharp is back with another tantalising offering of indie pop infused with classical music stylings.
Last year Montana announced herself with the incredible single 'Greenhouse', showcasing her impressive vocal talents alongside her diverse musical capabilities that has seen her become a regular session musician.
Powerhouse, soaring vocals that at times seem to go on forever armed with a fierce melody, 'Power' is an epic track that certainly evokes the comparisons to Kate Miller-Heidke; even Evanescence's Amy Lee wouldn't be that far off the mark.
"I think I grew up sold on the idea that my life would be magically 'fixed' once a man came to rescue me," Montana says, about the lyrical direction of 'Power'.
"I'd get into a relationship and expect the guy to 'save' me from my problems, and I'd be so disappointed and bitter when they inevitably couldn't – so I'd cut them off abruptly in order to regain a sense of control.
"I know people will listen to this song and think it's empowering, and perhaps it was when I wrote it, but I think the head that wears the crown was very heavy, and there's a lot more subtext within the story."
Ahead of the song's release on Friday (7 May), scenestr is stoked to premiere the 'Power' music video today. Enjoy.
Montana collaborated with Majella Productions (Maddy Jane, Julia Stone, Ecca Vandal) on the music video that is set in the world of Alice In Wonderland with Sharp cast as the Queen of Hearts.
"I've worked with Majella before on the video for my song 'Greenhouse', and I loved how I presented them with a concept and they one-upped my idea by a mile," begins Montana.
"I had an idea [for 'Power'] of a superhero WonderWoman vibe, and they took that and came up with the Queen of Hearts/ maze idea to represent the story behind the song.
"Although I don't have anywhere near that many ex-boyfriends – and in my view I'm way too weird to pull off the 'hot heartbreaker' vibe – I absolutely loved how they brought the story to life."
Montana plays a sold-out show at Wesley-Anne (Melbourne) 6 May.