NEW ALBUM: Kellie Loder - Benefit Of The Doubt
By: Jeremy House
Kellie Loder's long awaited third album Benefit of the Doubt has dropped. Rock Eden had a chat with her about her creative process and what her 2018 is shaping up like.
Rock Eden: Can you tell readers a bit about what got you into music? What or who were your major inspirations?
Kellie Loder: I started playing music in church like a lot of musicians first start out. I played a full drum kit in the church band as early as 10 years old. My major inspirations I would have to say are everyday people. When I hear their stories, I'm inspired to write about them. When people find themselves in one of my songs, I'm really happy. People keep telling me my music is real and relatable. People keep crying at my shows. I'll take it.
Rock Eden: Can you tell us a bit about the album? Where did your idea for the album come from?
Kellie Loder: Production-wise, I've been working on this album since February 2015. I started off by working with Ian Foster as my producer on 5 songs. I then went to Los Angeles that following March month to record 2 songs with producer Justin Gray. When I returned, I entered into a music diploma program where I met the latest producer to work on my album, Daniel Adams. We worked side-by-side and applied additional production on the tracks Ian Foster produced as well as produced 3 tracks from the ground up. The writing for this album has occurred over the span of 6 years, as "Playground" dates back the furthest and was written nearly 6 years ago. At first, I was concerned that my album would sound too diverse due to all the different production minds involved. Surprisingly, the opposite was true. It sounds cohesive without every song sounding too much like the one before it. I can honestly say that I love my own album. I should love it though, right? Give it two years and maybe I'll feel differently (laugh).
Rock Eden: Where can fans find you playing live over the next little while?
Kellie Loder: I'll be doing an island tour with my band at various locations throughout Newfoundland & Labrador during February 2018. That's the next thing on the agenda. Dates are to be released soon.