Video: Oscar and the Wolf – The Game
Belgian alt pop artist Max Colombie aka Oscar and the Wolf today unveils the video for smouldering single The Game, released via Play It Again Sam/Neon Gold Records.
The Game is a snarling shadow pop behemoth that set media alight and has already garnered over 1m streams in a few short weeks. Directed by photographer Marie Wynants and co-directed by psychiatrist Thieu Seynaeve, the visual accompaniment is a slow-burning scene set in the enormous Boris Goldwood decorated-Baroque mansion in the heart of Antwerp.
Drawing inspiration from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, where Lord Henry quotes “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it”. The video depicts Oscar & The Wolf’s alter-ego Max Colombie, as a ‘game-maker’ who is notorious for his secretive gatherings. Styled by Zoë Hordis in Ann Demeulemeester, AF Vandervorst and Café Costume, the haunting visual sees his guests plunge into a decadent and sinister milieu, gradually becoming enslaved to the wishes of their host.
Already a multi-platinum household name in his native Belgium, 2016 has seen Colombie sell out the 20,000 capacity Sportpaleis Arena in Antwerp, take SXSW by storm and headline Pukkelpop festival above Rihanna and LCD Soundsystem where his electrifying performance was lauded by industry tastemakers and fans alike.