Pratt says there were many bands in the competition at the start but the local support has been huge in helping Twin Peaks enter the national portion of the competition.
“It feels really great and it’s obviously because everyone in the surrounding area has been voting for us so we’re really excited. We sent in out entry to CBC and then it basically it just comes down to social media and sharing as much as possible to get the votes in,” she explains. “I think there was about 4,500 bands to begin with and now we’re in the top 24 nationally.”
The name of the song submitted by Twin Peaks is called “Rain on Me” and it’s a song that was written some time ago by Pratt in her early 20’s. She had the song sitting around and thought bandmate Naomi Shore added a great tough to the song.
“It’s about when people come into your lives really quickly and they leave really quickly and you long for them,” she says. “When I originally wrote it I just had the melody and lyrics in my head but I had friends from Fort St. John that flushed it out for me as far as instrumentation. When Naomi and I got together I had it laying around. I hadn’t done anything with it or recorded it previously. Naomi has a very soulful voice so we decided to use her for the lead vocals on the track.”
As far as how Twin Peaks came to be Pratt says she knew Shore back from their days in school but it wasn’t until a trip to a concert that they discovered that they meshed well together.
“We grew up together; we went to school together but we didn’t actually get to become friends until about three years ago. Naomi brought me along with her to a Tom Petty concert. We had a lot of sing-a-longs in the car,” she explains. “We realized we’re both independent musicians in Fort St. John. We both have pretty similar vocals and they sound really nice together. We played our cousins wedding and after that more people asked us to play different things around town.”
The duo have been on three tours together and have a fourth planned across the prairies in May which will showcase their new album.
At stake in the contest is a chance to win $20,000 in Yamaha equipment, a recording with CBC Music, and a chance to perform on the same show as Spoon and Tegan and Sara at the CBC Music Festival in Vancouver.
The current round of voting ends on April 28. Those wanting to support Lindsay and Naomi in the contest can do so by voting for their song by clicking here.