Even Junior Eurovision contestants grow up, and sometimes the adult version turns out to be a really pleasant surprise. Max Colombie, who came second in Belgium Eurosong 2005, has released his debut album with his band ‘Oscar and the Wolf’. We are absolutely amazed.
The six-member group released their debut album ‘Entity‘ in April. Max, the group’s lead singer, describes their sound as, “a coming together of dark melancholic pop with danceable rhythms. Sad, warm and southern sounds where you can either dance or just listen in you room.” We’ll do both.
If you were able to identify 14-year old Max as the kid who came second with his song ‘Voor Eeuwig’ (behind winner Lindsay Daenen) back in 2005, then you were way ahead of us.
This is Max Colombie now, as the lead singer of ‘Oscar and the Wolf’.
Their debut album ‘Entity’ contains 12 songs, with some beautiful diamonds like ‘Princes‘, ‘Where Are You‘ and ‘Strange Entity‘. Max’s voice has real depth and the lyrics shows that these twenty-somethings face the same problems we all do.
Belgium has already developed a taste for the group, which has been around since 2010. They are currently touring Belgium and are even confirmed for Belgium’s biggest summer festival Rock Werchter and the Dutch festival Lowlands. In May the band performed in Switzerland, The Netherlands and Austria. In June the group performed as a supporting act for the great Lou Reed in Rockhal, Luxembourg.