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  • Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Colony House's Caleb Chapman

    Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:18:39

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Colony House's Caleb Chapman - Get to know 'em!

    Today's Take Aim invite was extended to Colony House's Caleb Chapman. When I Was Younger is released July 22nd [iTunes link].

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    We like to think if the kids from the movie The Sandlot grew up and started a band it would be something like Colony House. (That is all you need to know).

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Playing in the NBA... or trying to graduate from college.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    This is a hard question to answer for three different people... We all have our things... But what we all share in common is the love of a pick-up game...

    It doesn't matter what sport it is... we are just into running around playing something competitive.

    Pick ONE song from your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    The entire process of recording is so filled with emotional highs and lows that it is hard to pick one story out of what seems like hundreds of intimate moments. Something we have never shared in an interview is the story behind the kids singing on 'Roll With the Punches.'

    Toward the end of the recording process, once we had landed on the name of the album -- When I Was Younger-- we started thinking about more ways to weave this title/theme into more of the songs throughout the record. One of the songs that came to mind was 'Roll With the Punches.'

    In short, the song is an anthemic proclamation refusing to give up. Generally the theme of this song is something you wouldn't parallel with adolescence or the innocence of a child... Rather it speaks of the hardships that typically come with relationships and friendships. When thinking about how to tie this song in a bit closer to the rest of the record we thought that it would be interesting to have this group of kids singing the response to all the questions raised in the song... The response simply being the word 'Together.' Long story short -- one of our producers brought in his four awesome kids one evening and we stood out in the hallway of the studio for about an hour recording the word together.

    Once we pieced it all together and placed it where it was suppose to be in the song it brought this dichotomy to it that wasn't there before. A dichotomy of heavy and light.

    It added this dynamic to the lyric even that makes it mean something else. Perhaps because children believe things with so much more ease than adults, having children proclaim something with you helps a sometimes skeptical grown up believe his own lyrics...

    "When the trouble comes... we can work our way around it... TOGETHER."

    Finish this sentence: Colony House is the artist that...

    ...Loves what they do and the people they get to do it for.

    Colony House on Tour:

    Will you further explore the Colony House?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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