On their third release, Colony House unleashes a genuine and life-affirming statement that uses storytelling to cope with their insecurities. Singing about a runaway who’s on the move, the Nashville four-piece narrates bite-sized stories using spiritual themes and natural imagery. Songs like the title track and “Why Even Try” reveal the band’s hopes and fears, offering moments of true uplift over soaring, harmonized choruses and high-energy guitars. But the underlying narrative that drives the album is more personal—the bookends “Looking for Some Light” and “The Hope Inside” also suggest the challenges they faced after parting ways with their former label after releasing 2017’s Only the Lonely. But rather than admit defeat, the band embraces that period of transition with a positive attitude on “Trying”—and open to the freedom that it provides.