Colony House (band)

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Colony House
Colony House Performing in 2018.jpg
Colony House performing in 2018. L to R: Will Chapman, Parke Cottrell, Caleb Chapman and Scott Mills.
Background information
OriginFranklin, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresIndie rock
Years active2009–present
LabelsDescendents, RCA
  • Caleb Chapman
  • Will Chapman
  • Scott Mills
  • Parke Cottrell

Colony House is an American indie rock quartet.[1] Their debut album, When I Was Younger, reached No. 154 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[2]


Natives of Franklin, Tennessee, the band is composed of brothers Caleb Chapman (born October 2, 1989)[3] (vocals) and Will Chapman (born February 6, 1991)[4] (drums), guitarist Scott Mills, and bassist Parke Cottrell. Caleb and Will are the sons of contemporary Christian musician, Steven Curtis Chapman. The band began working together while in high school in 2009.[5] They have described their sound as "rock n' roll" with "stripped-down instruments",[6] influenced by U2 and Cold War Kids. Originally named Caleb, they changed the name to Colony House in 2013, after an apartment complex where they had lived. They self-released three EPs, before releasing their debut album, When I Was Younger, on July 22, 2014.[1] The lead single from the album, "Silhouettes", received alternative rock radio airplay, and was the most downloaded song on SiriusXM Alt Nation.[7] The band made their television debut on September 29, 2014 on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers.[8]

Colony House toured with Needtobreathe, Ben Rector (leg 1), Switchfoot (leg 2), and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors for the 2015 Tour De Compadres tour. They were featured at Drew Holcomb's Moon River Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee in 2015 and 2016.[citation needed]

Colony House's second studio album, Only the Lonely, released on January 13, 2017. Singles released off the album "You Know It", "Lonely" and "You & I" and "This Beautiful Life". The album charted at No. 76 on the Billboard 200 charts. The band then went on a headlining tour in support of the album with guest Deep Sea Diver and Knox Hamilton. In addition, they opened for Switchfoot's Native Tongue tour in 2019, along with Tyson Motsenbocker.[9]

On September 9, 2019, they announced the title of their third album, Leave What's Lost Behind.[10] Two singles have been released in advance of the album: "Looking for Some Light" and "Original Material".[11]


  • When I Was Younger (Descendants Records, 2014) (Billboard No. 154)
  • Only the Lonely (RCA Records, 2017) (Billboard No. 76)
  • Leave What's Lost Behind (Roon Records, 2020)


  • Caleb Chapman – lead vocals, guitar
  • Will Chapman – drums, percussion
  • Scott Mills – guitar, additional vocals
  • Parke Cottrell – bass guitar, keys, additional vocals


  1. ^ a b Thomas, Fred. "Colony House | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Colony House - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Chapman, Mary Beth; Vaughn, Ellen (September 1, 2010). "Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope". Revell – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Boilen, Bob (May 22, 2014). "Colony House, 'Silhouettes'". NPR. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Weston, Liana. "Sound Scout: Colony House Is Not Just Your Ordinary Rock Trio". Teen Vogue. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  7. ^ Chattman, Jon (October 18, 2014). "A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Seeing "Silhouettes" of Colony House; "Delve" Into Unappreciated Songs By, Em, Overappreciated Artists". HuffPost. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Colony House Performance: "Silhouettes"". NBC. September 30, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "SWITCHFOOT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'NATIVE TONGUE' & NORTH AMERICAN TOUR". Fantasy Records. October 19, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Leave What's Lost Behind //". September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 12, 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Colony House Release New Single, "Original Material"". The Prelude Press. Retrieved November 18, 2019.

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