Oscar and the Wolf is the multifaceted solo project of Belgian pop musician Max Colombie, whose work has ranged over the course of his career from indie folk to dream pop and sleek electronic pop.
Colombie launched the project in 2010, initially fashioning it as a folk-oriented band in the mold of Fleet Foxes
and Bon Iver
. After a debut EP, Imagine Mountains, Oscar and the Wolf signed with PIAS Records
and returned in 2012 with a second EP, Summer Skin, this time trending more toward dreamy guitar pop. With Colombie taking a more dominant producer role, he again altered the project's sound with 2014's shadowy Entity album, which recast Oscar and the Wolf as a moody indie electronic act. This sea change resonated with fans and the album topped the Belgian charts, going double platinum. Over the next two years, Colombie built up his live presence, supporting Róisín Murphy
on an extensive European tour, then selling out major venues in Antwerp and Amsterdam as a headliner. His second full-length, 2017's Infinity, continued in the tonal style of its predecessor and found success in equal measure, hitting number one in Belgium behind the hit single "Breathing." ~ Timothy Monger