Imagine, if you will, selling most of your worldly possessions (including the place you call home) and hitting the road to pursue a musical vision. You're leaving your native country. You have no idea what's ahead. You don't know where you'll rest for the night. You take stock and realize that all you have - or all you have left - are your songs, your dreams, your spouse, and your trust in God... and these four things make up the rope of hopefulness you cling to, day in and day out.
Proving that truth is stranger and more beautiful than any fiction, the husband-wife duo Love & The Outcome have packed their debut album with songs that speak to the faith journey they've braved these past few years. Vocalist Jodi King and her husband, bass player Chris Rademaker, have come a long way since selling their condo in Winnipeg, Manitoba (about 400 miles northwest of Minneapolis) in 2010. And the proof comes through the songs on their upcoming Word Records' debut which balance Chris' rock sensibilities (he's a fan of U2 and Coldplay) with Jodi's love of melodic, female pop artists (à la Amy Grant and Sheryl Crow).
"We want to inspire people to follow Jesus," Jodi says. "We want these songs to become a lifestyle, and hope that the truth of these songs goes beyond the thrill of the live show to plant a seed in people's hearts: to go for the things that they might be afraid to go for and join this joyful revolution. That's the whole point. A life that requires faith is worth living, and a life on the edge is one where you live hand-in-hand and arm-in-arm with God. That's what we're living for."
Debut single "He Is With Us" debuted New & Active on the National Christian Audience chart with early a long list of early supporters including KLOVE, WGTS Washington, D.C., WPOZ Orlando (the first debut single the station has added from a new artist since 2008), FISH Portland, and more.
"He Is With Us" has seen instant embrace at Canadian radio debuting at #22 on the CCRC and quickly rising inside the Top 15 after just one week on the chart.
Major touring throughout 2013 and 2014 including a Canadian headline tour and over 150 US touring dates with the likes of Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, NewSong, and WinterJam.
City of God - Love & The Outcome
He Is With Us - Official Video