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Colony House
Colony House performing in 2018. L to R: Will Chapman, Parke Cottrell, Caleb Chapman and Scott Mills.
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
LabelsDescendant, RCA, Roon
  • Caleb Chapman
  • Will Chapman
  • Scott Mills
  • Parke Cottrell

Colony House is an American indie rock band from Franklin, Tennessee.[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's second studio album, Only the Lonely, released on January 13, 2017. The singles released off the album were "You Know It", "Lonely", "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 guests 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, the group announced the title of their third album, Leave What's Lost Behind.[10] Three singles were released in advance of the album: "Looking for Some Light," "Original Material," and "Where I'm From."[11] Leave What's Lost Behind was released on January 24, 2020. An acoustic version of the albums leading track "Looking for Some Light" was released a few months later on April 1, 2020. Shortly after the release of the album, Colony House announced a nationwide "Leave What's Lost Behind Tour," with Tyson Motsenbocker, scheduled to run through the end of March 2020. The tour was postponed halfway through due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and later completely cancelled.

Over the course of 2020, Colony House released a number of music videos and acoustic performances all filmed in the midwest.[citation needed] "When the Walls Come Crashing Down" that featured Jon Foreman and Jillian Edwards was released on June 12, 2020.[12] On October 10 and 11, 2020, they performed two back-to-back socially distanced drive-in concerts in their hometown of Franklin, Tennessee.[citation needed] At the drive-in concert, Colony House premiered their film Everybody is Looking for Some Light.[citation needed] The film was part live concert, part documentary, and part music video, was made available as a streaming event on March 20, 2021.[citation needed] A live album, Colony House Live, Vol. 1, was released on January 29, 2021.[citation needed] Colony House's film "Everybody is Looking For Some Light" was made available as a streaming event on March 20, 2021.[citation needed]

On April 20, 2021, Colony House released the single "O YA". A couple months later, on June 1, 2021, Colony House Announced the "Back Before You Know It Tour". This tour had Fleurie as a special guest, and was scheduled to run from September 10 to November 27, 2021, covering almost the entirety of North America. The band released their long-anticipated single "Lights On" on June 18, 2021. On July 23, 2020, the band released "Automatic" featuring Fleurie which was their final single from Rotten Tomatoes.[13] Rotten Tomatoes was released on September 10, 2020.[14] The "Back Before You Know it Tour" began on September 10, 2021, in Knoxville, Tennessee.[15]

On September 15, 2022, Colony House Released "Cannonballers".[16] The music video for the song was released the following day.


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions








When I Was Younger 154 34
Only the Lonely
  • Released: January 13, 2017[21]
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
76 7
Leave What's Lost Behind
  • Released: January 24, 2020[22]
  • Label: Roon Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
The Cannonballers
  • Released: February 3, 2023[23]
  • Label: Roon Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of Live Albums
Title Details
Colony House Live, Vol. 1
  • Released: January 29, 2021[24]
  • Label: Roon Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP,

Extended plays[edit]

List of Extended Plays
Titles Details
To the Ends of the World
  • Released: November 22, 2011[25]
  • Label: Caleb
  • Format: digital download
The Younger - EP
  • Released: February 12, 2016[26]
  • Label: Descendant Records
  • Format: digital download
Rotten Tomatoes - EP
  • Released: September 10, 2021[14]
  • Label: Roon Records
  • Format: digital download


List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Silhouttes" 2013 When I Was Younger
"You Know It" 2016 Only The Lonely
"You & I"
"This Beautiful Life"
"Looking For Some Light" 2019 Leave What's Lost Behind
"Original Material"[11]
"Where I'm From" 2020
"When the Walls Come Crashing Down"[12]

(featuring Jon Foreman and Jillian Edwards)

non-album single
O Ya[28] 2021 Rotten Tomatoes - EP
Lights On[29]
Automatic[13](featuring Fleurie)
Cannonballers[16] 2022 11 The Cannonballers
Landlocked Surf Rock


^ "To the Ends of the World" was released under the previous band name Caleb.


  • Caleb Chapman – lead vocals, guitars
  • Will Chapman – drums, backing vocals
  • Scott Mills – guitars, bass, backing vocals
  • Parke Cottrell – bass, backing vocals, keyboards, cowbell


  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. p. 54. ISBN 9780800719913 – via Internet Archive. Caleb Chapman October 2, 1989.
  4. ^ "Mary Beth Chapman". Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  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 // LP3pic.twitter.com/X4m2nGycl6". September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 12, 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ a b "Colony House Release New Single, "Original Material"". The Prelude Press. November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  12. ^ a b When the Walls Come Crashing Down (feat. Jon Foreman & Jillian Edwards) - Single by Colony House, retrieved June 19, 2021
  13. ^ a b Automatic (feat. Fleurie) - Single by Colony House, retrieved September 19, 2021
  14. ^ a b Rotten Tomatoes - EP by Colony House, retrieved September 19, 2021
  15. ^ Contributor, Allison Padovani (September 12, 2021). "Colony House is 'Back Before You Know It' with first show of their tour". The Daily Beacon. Retrieved September 22, 2021. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  16. ^ a b Cannonballers by Colony House, September 15, 2022, retrieved September 21, 2022
  17. ^ "Colony House". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  18. ^ "Colony House". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  19. ^ "Colony House". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  20. ^ When I Was Younger by Colony House, retrieved June 19, 2021
  21. ^ Only the Lonely by Colony House, retrieved June 19, 2021
  22. ^ Leave What's Lost Behind by Colony House, retrieved June 19, 2021
  23. ^ Colony House (October 14, 2022). "Our 4th full length album will be yours on February 3, 2023 Go pre-save / pre-add it now and hear the album's opening track called, "Landlocked Surf Rock" Click Here". Twitter. Retrieved October 18, 2022.
  24. ^ Colony House Live, Vol. 1 by Colony House, retrieved June 19, 2021
  25. ^ To the Ends of the World by Caleb on iTunes, retrieved June 19, 2021
  26. ^ The Younger - EP by Colony House, retrieved June 19, 2021
  27. ^ "Alternative Airplay: Week of September 2, 2023". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2023.
  28. ^ O YA - Single by Colony House, retrieved June 19, 2021
  29. ^ Lights On - Single by Colony House, retrieved June 19, 2021

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