hi, my name is colin. i was born in holland, michigan and grew up in commerce, michigan. i started playing guitar when i was 17 after going to a john mayer concert and realizing that was what i wanted to do with my life. i spent the next 4 years of my life going to school at michigan state university and got a degree in advertising. after i graduated, i moved to california and started releasing music.
i love writing songs and i really enjoy the challenge of trying to say cliche things in a non-cliche way. i'm super inspired by people like john mayer, alexander 23, jeremy zucker, lauv, role model, and cautious clay.
my goal in the end of 2020 and 2021 is to release more music and try to get the opportunity to tour. i want to play shows all over the united states and meet all the people who have sent me love throughout this process.
War Is Over is the joint effort of two long-time best friends: Cameron Young (lead vocals) and Brycen Waitkus (instrumentation). Drawing inspiration from artists such as Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Noah Kahan, and Kaleo, the pair began writing in 2016. Based in the suburbs of Chicago, the duo has released two sets of singles so far and is working on a 2020 debut album.