Kellie Loder takes ‘A Leap of Faith’ and gives us ‘The Benefit of the Doubt’ all in one day
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
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The album cover for Kellie Loder’s “Benefit of the Doubt” — to be released June 22.