“The only thing I have to offer that is truly ‘original’ is myself,” explains singer Caleb Chapman. “I know this to be true but don't always believe it. ‘Original Material’ is about the on-going fight to get out of my own way.”

A confluence of serendipity, fate, and inspiration led the band back to their roots lyrically. The album incorporates a storied family history going back generations mixed with folklore surrounding a runaway to create an album worthy of being a classic novel. The band teamed up with Ben Shive, who produced Colony House’s debut album When I Was Younger, to tap into the freedom of their formative years as a band.

‘Original Material’ is the second track to be taken from Leave What’s Lost Behind, following the release of lead single ‘Looking For Some Light’.

Colony House first captured attention in 2014 with their lead single ‘Silhouettes’ taken from their debut album When I Was Younger, which became the #1 played track on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation for four months straight.

The band followed the debut album with Only The Lonely, which featured singles ‘You Know It’ and ‘You & I’, and led Entertainment Weekly to include the album on their Must List and describe it as “...[fusing] swampy blues, scuzzy garage rock, and infectious indie pop... its massive jams will sound great booming from a festival stage.”

Colony House have performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, TODAY show and more and head out on the road with a major North American tour following the album release, and UK and European shows later in the Spring.

Leave What’s Lost Behind – Track List

1. Looking For Some Light

2. Runaway Pt.1 (Love Has A Limit)

3. Leave What’s Lost Behind

4. Original Material

5. El Capitan

6. Why Even Try

7. Runaway Pt.2 (Love Is A Compass)

8. Where I’m From

9. Take It Slow

10. Julia

11. Trying

12. Runaway Pt.3 (The Weight)

13. The Hope Inside

“Buoyant and anthemic”


“Colony House seem to be going in a direction for success”

Alternative Press

“...full of shout-along choruses that echo arena-rock stalwarts like U2”

New York Times

“It’s one of the rare acts for which the music might really be enough... these songs hold up well overtime and prove themselves again and again.”


"...Colony House's album is pretty much close to Alt Rock perfection."

“Colony House makes polarizing rock that aims to explore both the dark and light sides of society.”

A.V. Club

“Evidence that Colony House have not reinvented themselves, but added another layer to their palette”