Nashville, Tenn - Husband and wife duo Love & The Outcome are set to release their long-awaited sophomore album, These Are The Days,on September 23.
Comprised of singer/songwriter Jodi King and bassist Chris Rademaker, Love & The Outcome's debut self-titled LP released in 2013 and launched the duo as a mainstay act at Christian radio and on the touring circuit.
While their first project was created out of personal hardships, These Are The Days takes the duo into a more restful, yet celebratory, season.
The first radio single from These Are The Days, the upbeat "The God I Know," is already rising up the charts at radio and is top 20 on both the Billboard and Mediabase Christian radio audience charts.
“We know everyone has been patient and we’re excited to say that the official video for 'The God I Know' is finally here!" exclaims Jodi.
"Since Chris and I are both huge fans of 80’s films like 'The Breakfast Club' and 'Say Anything' we decided to give this one a throwback feeling.
There is nothing quite like throwing your hands up and worries down.
We really hope ya'll enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed filming it.”
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These Are The Days of Celebration| Posted August 18, 2016
Love & the Outcome, a husband-and-wife duo from Winnipeg, Manitoba comprised of singer/songwriter Jodi King and bassist Chris Rademaker, arrived on the Christian music scene three years ago with their self-titled debut album. The duo carries musical attributes that are different than their CCM modern contemporaries: a pure, upbeat and catchy sound accompanied by King's angelic voice. King's voice reminds me of Leigh Nash, the lead singer of Sixpence None The Richer.
Personal hardships influenced Love & the Outcome's debut album, but their sophomore effort These Are the Days finds King and Rademaker in a season of celebration. In a video interview, Rademaker and King say they are in a completely different season in their lives, and the album's title is reflective of this fact.
The album's first radio single "The God I Know" is already in the top 10 on the Billboard Christian radio audience chart. Creatively, the song itself is as catchy as the hit singles released from their first album. Even better, "The God I Know" is a sample taste of what you will find on These Are The Days.
The spiritual anthem "Gates" is an album standout: "I'm pressing into you / You are my battle song / I fight a war already won / I will run to the gates." Another standout is the reflective title track: "These are the days / The days we'll never get back / And these days are all we have."
The full quality and harmony of King's voice can be found in "Hear From You," a song of reverence to the Creator of the Universe: "Holy spirit, speak, speak through / I'm waiting until I hear, hear from you... Where do I run when my heart's confused / Where do I turn when my world's unglued."
"Since Chris and I are both huge fans of 80's films like 'The Breakfast Club' and 'Say Anything,' we decided to give this one a throwback feeling," says King, referring to the music video for "The God I Know." The duo's love for the 80s is reflected throughout These Are The Days, particularly in songs such as "Good Life." A brief low point comes in the song "Galaxies," album filler that removes energy from Love & the Outcome's sophomore effort.
The Bottom Line: The sound remains consistent on These Are The Days. Integrating an '80s sound to the album is a nice touch, which continually sets the duo apart from their CCM contemporaries. I can't wait to see what Love & the Outcome release next!
Songs to Download Now:
"Gates" (Get it on iTunes here.)
These Are The Days| Posted September 30, 2016
These Are The Days is L&TO's second cd. While their first cd was written out of a rough patch in the couple's lives. This is a more restful and happy season for them. Lead vocalist Jodi King says that these days are marked by their now 7-month old baby Milo I am as well pleased with this cd as i was their last. I hope they keep going