Some music is meant to be sung along to.
Thursday night at the McKnight Center students got to sing along to Jordy Searcy and Colony House.
Searcy, a Nashville,Tennessee, native, is living the dream of many young musicians. Set to release his second album on Feb. 14, Searcy is riding on a wave of success due to his hard work as an artist. Ever since he was young, he aspired to be a performer.
“I remember being five years old and watching my dad lead worship and being like, ‘I think I want to do music,’” Searcy said. “It was a really early age.”
During the show, it is easy to note a personal and heartfelt tone throughout his music. This isn’t surprising as Jordy takes pride in writing his music.
“It takes me like ten really bad songs to write one OK song,” Searcy said. “So I just write a ton and I try to get a few hours in everyday. Pretty much, I write until I’m inspired.”
After the show, the mass of people surrounding his merchandise table after the show indicated Searcy had an impact on the crowd. Shows like this put his name out there, meaning his music could become increasingly popular.
The second half of the show featured Colony House, a quartet also based in Nashville, Tennessee. The band released its third album “Leave What’s Lost Behind” on Jan. 24, and local fans were eager to see it perform its new songs.
Colony House strikes a balance between vibrant rock and expressive alternative and seeks to bring a personal and unique sound to the world of music.
While the band played some of their more recent works, it also brought back old fan favorites from previous albums, such as Silhouettes, a popular track from their 2014 album, “When I Was Younger.”
Marketing junior Taylor White is a long-time fan of Colony House and seized the opportunity to collect a memento from the concert. While in line, she clutched a splintered piece of a drumstick, once used by Will Chapman, the drummer for the band.
“They are a band that I grew up with, and I was just excited to see that they were coming to OSU,” White said. “They put on such a good show, and they are so dedicated to their audience.
"Even people that were here tonight that had no idea who they were got so involved and interactive with the show because that’s just the kind of show they put on, full of enthusiasm and full of spirit.”