For the past 25 years, Belgian band Hooverphonic has blurred the lines between symphonic soundscapes and highly infectious pop tunes. Never one to place all of his eggs in one basket, frontman Alex Callier has always strived to deliver quality songs, sung by the best singers in the business.
Since 2018, the golden pipes of Luka Cruysberghs - winner of The Voice of Flanders of that same year and coached by Alex during the contest - have elevated Callier's compositions to aural perfection. All the while, guitarist Raymond Geerts has been the steady foundation of the band, providing his trademark grooves, licks and riffs.
The band's work has been put to good use in television series, commercials and movies around the globe, and songs like Mad About You, Vinegar & Salt, Eden, 2Wicky, Badaboum, and Romantic have become cornerstones of Belgium's musical heritage.
This year, Hooverphonic celebrates the 20th anniversary of their landmark album The Magnificent Tree. Their Eurovision 2020 entry, Release Me, was written by Alex Callier. It is a universal song about saying goodbye, elegiac acceptance and coming to terms with finality. The result is a sweeping, majestic ballad that only Hooverphonic seems to be able to craft time and time again. They're looking for stars and – rest assured – they will find them.