If you watched the Tokyo Olympics last year, you likely heard the soulful voice of Newfoundland’s Kellie Loder without realizing it. This JUNO Award nominee was also the first runner-up of Canada’s Got Talent earlier this year. Kellie is a remarkable singer-songwriter whose further musical accomplishments include 2022 ECMA Songwriter of the Year and Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year nominations, 2021 Ron Hynes Songwriter of the Year award, and a 2021 ECMA Award for their song and music video for “Molded Like a Monster.”
This latest single, “Fearless,” came to fruition through the process of being selected as part of the soundtrack to Superpower Dogs (2019), an IMAX film narrated by Chris Evans. Kellie championed their talents, pitched the song idea, and the rest is history. While the song may have been written for the movie, Kellie proves to live the words they wrote. They are the hero of their own story in how they are fearless to go out and ask for what they want – which is how the single made it from the silver screen to the Olympic Games.
Written and produced by Kellie, “Fearless” is a powerful song that challenges us to leave fear and doubts behind. The chorus begs to be sung out loud; “‘Cause I’m fearless / Nothing that can break me / Hero of my story / I’m a warrior / ‘Cause I’m fearless / Nothing that can beat me / No one to defeat me / I’m a champion.” Dare I say there is a new fight song in town… put that tiger to bed; Kellie is taking the well-deserved spotlight.
As luck would have it, the first time I heard Kellie (and their band) was at an intimate concert setting here in Central PA. Their voice was deeply captivating in a way that reached every corner of my soul throughout the night. Sometimes words cannot express how inspiring music is and Kellie is one of those artists for me, one who magically pairs lyrics with music to elicit emotions in such a beautiful way.
For those new to Kellie’s music, check out “Fearless,” and then go listen to their album “Benefit of the Doubt.” If you really need a boost, listen to the tracks “Unlikely Seas” and “Fearless” together – you’ll be ready to tackle anything.
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