Love & The Outcome - These Are The Days

Published Saturday 5th November 2016
Love & The Outcome - These Are The Days
Love & The Outcome - These Are The Days

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 162286-24138
LABEL: Word 0080688949723
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2016-12-02
PRICE: £9.97 RRP £12.99

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Reviewed by Chris Webb

If you follow US CCM, you will know that the debut album by the Canadian husband and wife team was a major Christian radio hit and after some stop gap single and EP releases the band are finally back with the eagerly anticipated second album. I'm pleased to report that the new material is very strong lyrically and melodically enhanced with top-notch production. Kicking off like a jet engine revving for take off "Strangers" hurtles into a driving rhythms and pounding bass lines that demand the audience pay attention to the duo's message of God. They sing, "Live your life in the dark/You will miss out on Heaven." This album is uncompromising lyrically and energetic musically as life's events and requirements, family successes and failures, are all examined and explored through a desire to show the band's commitment to sharing the Christian message of salvation. "Galaxies" has a racing heartbeat of a bass line while Jody's voice, showing no signs of the throat problem she suffered with a few months ago, soars powerfully around a bouncing synth, like an eagle over a verdant valley, praising her creator and Saviour. "If I Don't Have You" turns the words of Jesus around, from gaining the whole world and losing a soul, to not wanting the world if God is not everything, "I don't want it all/If it means I lose you." Gently stroked piano backs the flowing, smooth, vocal in "Hear From You" as guidance from the Holy Spirit is requested in this gentle ballad. This music isn't bland, it is joyful and exciting and these lyrics aren't trite, they are honest and thoughtful.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Strangers [Listen]
2. The God I Know [Listen]
3. Galaxies [Listen]
4. Ends Of The Earth [Listen]
5. Good Life [Listen]
6. If I Don't Have You [Listen]
7. Gates [Listen]
8. Palaces [Listen]
9. Hear From You [Listen]
10. These Are The Days [Listen]
11. Louder Closer Deeper [Listen]
12. Paradise [Listen]
13. Seek & Find [Listen]

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Product Description
Hailing from Canada Love & The Outcome is the husband and wife duo of singer/songwriter Jodi King and bass player/songwriter Chris Rademaker. The duo have become a mainstay at Christian radio and shared the stage with the likes of Newsboys, Switchfoot, Lecrae, TobyMac and more. The highly anticipated 2nd album from Love & The Outcome: These Are The Days releases late 2016.

Tracklist
1. Strangers
2. The God I Know
3. Galaxies
4. Ends Of The Earth
5. Good Life
6. If I Donít Have You
7. Gates
8. Palaces
9. Hear From You
10. These Are The Days
12. Paradise
13. Seek & Find

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