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Coming to terms with stability

Singer-songwriter Naomi Shore discusses new album and stable life

For Naomi Shore, things could not be better.

The Fort St. John-raised singer has just finished work on a new CD she hopes to release before the winter, has helped to launch a new live music production company, and the 34-year-old is in love.

Funny just how life can change, isn’t it?

In 2016, Shore saw her and Lindsay Pratt break-up Twin Peaks, a musical partnership of nine years.

It was also the year she would lose two people close to her, one of those, her ‘nana.’

She called it her six months of sadness, but it would eventually lead to her first solo album Piece by Piece.

Fast forward six years to today.

“I’m a fully domesticated adult woman,” admits Shore.

"I don’t live in a car anymore. I have house plants. I have a cat. I also just bought an area rug.”

Did we mention she’s in love?

Her new record is titled Stability.

“It’s really about, I think, coming to terms with, coming to grips with, the word ‘stability.’ It’s not a bad word. I can be stable and creative. I can be stable and be happy and successful,” says Shore.

“It has, what I would call, a lot of self-help songs. I’m not certain if there’s such a genre as self-help, but many of them were written as my own personal mantras. Like a therapeutic way to get through my feelings.”

Shore and new beau, Rose Prairie Romance lead singer /guitarist Ryan Sebastiano, shared some of the new material August 11 at Festival Plaza – their new business, responsible, too, for setting up other entertainment for the city’s new Music in the Park concert series.

The couple is also looking into an untapped market not seen in Fort St. John.

“We just bought a house and we’re considering putting on house concerts over the winter months,” says Shore.

“The realtor kept asking us – are we looking for a home or a concert venue?”

Stability is targeted for release in October.

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