No cliche

Kel­lie Loder takes ‘A Leap of Faith’ and gives us ‘The Ben­e­fit of the Doubt’ all in one day

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - Editorial - BY CHRIS­TINE HENNEBURY ED­U­CA­TION

Kel­lie Loder, a singer/song­writer who grew up in Bad­ger, thought they were go­ing to have two big Fri­days in a row this month.

How­ever, thanks to some prob­lem­atic weather in Ed­mon­ton last week, Fri­day, June 22 will find Loder re­leas­ing their third al­bum ‘Ben­e­fit of the Doubt’ on the same day that they take part in a tan­dem sky­dive for the Adeara pro­gram.

While Loder has two al­bums un­der their belt, they have never been sky­div­ing be­fore. They started out as a per­former at the fes­ti­val sur­round­ing the sky­div­ing event, but the or­ga­nizer took things to a new level when they asked Loder to sky­dive.

“I said I’d need a day or two to think about it,” Loder said. “My brother was al­ways the dare­devil in our fam­ily, not me.”

After some con­sid­er­a­tion, Loder de­cided to go for it.

“I took some time and the rea­son Kel­lie Loder per­form­ing at the Rocket Room in St. John’s in 2017.

I’d be jump­ing out­weighed the fear of it,” Loder said. “I’m try­ing not to think about it un­til I get 14,000 feet in the air. “

Loder’s rea­son for jump­ing is a good one. The Leap of Faith is an an­nual fundrais­ing event for Adeara, a faith-based charity that hosts the longestrun­ning res­i­den­tial pro­gram for women who are deal­ing with trauma, ad­dic­tion and men­tal health is­sues in Canada.

In ad­di­tion to coun­selling, the pro­gram in­cludes ev­ery­thing from life skills to art and mu­sic ther­apy.

Loder is pleased to help sup­port Adeara’s valu­able work, and they are ex­cited about their other big event this Fri­day — the re­lease of “Ben­e­fit of the Doubt.”

“I can’t wait for peo­ple to hear my new al­bum on June 22 wher­ever it is they lis­ten to mu­sic on­line,” Loder said. “Also keep your eye out for the an­i­mated mu­sic video be­ing re­leased shortly after.”

Loder, who re­cently moved to Toronto from St. John’s, has been fo­cus­ing on song­writ­ing, in­clud­ing songs that might be pitched to other artists, TV and film, but now that the sum­mer is start­ing, they are look­ing for­ward to play­ing live at a va­ri­ety of venues across the coun­try.

“Be­ing in Ed­mon­ton is a part of my sum­mer tour­ing sched­ule.” Loder says, “and I’m ex­cited to get back home and rock the Salmon Fest this year.

Loder will be do­ing other NL dates this year but is fo­cus­ing on places out­side of the prov­ince for the fall.

To sup­port Kel­lie Loder’s Leap of Faith in sup­port of the Adeara pro­gram, or to find out more about their new al­bum, please visit: www.kel­lieloder.com

To learn more about the Adeara pro­gram visit: www.adeara.ca

Teacher Angie Rose has guided the three kinder­garten stu­dents through their first year in school at Lake­side Academy. She and Se­bas­tian Perry-Chip­pett, Tris­tan Keats and Lo­gan Hobbs cut the grad­u­a­tion cake. Tris­tan wants to be a cop and en­joys read­ing “Cap­tain Un­der­pants”; Lo­gan want to be a cop too and ad­vises “fol­low the rules”; Se­bas­tian wants to be an as­tro­naut and won­ders about mak­ing ro­bots.

The al­bum cover for Kel­lie Loder’s “Ben­e­fit of the Doubt” — to be re­leased June 22.

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