Colony House is an alternative four-group act, made up of Will Franklin Chapman, Caleb Chapman, Scott Mills, and Parks Cottrell. Only the Lonely, their sophomore album, provides a crazy good time wrapped up in a 13-track rally call to those down on their luck. There’s an adventure waiting for you at every turn, and while the majority of the content is packed with upbeat and more grandiose gestures, there are also some sobering notes to the album. Messages about youth, unity, and belonging are reoccurring themes that are meant to remind you what life’s really all about.
Looking more in depth at the track listing, some fun standout performances include “You & I” as well as “You Know It.” The build up to these songs are conducive to some really great jam sessions, in which you just can’t help but crank up the volume and sing along at the top of your lungs with some friends. As for the slower and more serious tracks, the finale “This Beautiful Life” provides a heartfelt message to the casual wanderer trying to figure out if there’s more to this life.
Overall, this album was an uplifting listen, and I recommend it for almost any occasion. There are so many emotions to be felt and Colony House does an amazing job at conveying them on an appropriate spectrum.
Recommended If You Like: Bad Suns, Kaleo, Night Riots
Recommended Tracks: 3 (Lonely), 4 (You & I), 13 (This Beautiful Life)
Do Not Play: N/A
Written by Savannah Adams on 01/31/2017