Justin J. Moore and mother, Melina Schein, are releasing their duet performance of The Prayer on Feb. 2, 2020. (Clear Glass Media)

Justin J. Moore and mother, Melina Schein, are releasing their duet performance of The Prayer on Feb. 2, 2020. (Clear Glass Media)

JustIN: Okanagan artist teases new tune with mom

Justin J. Moore Music is releasing a new duet starring opera singer mom for a good cause

A Vernon-born artist and son of two professional Julliard-trained opera singers has released a teaser for his upcoming music video starring his mom, Melina Schein.

Together, the two will perform The Prayer.

Coming off the heels of a viral performance with his dad, Paul, Justin J. Moore said this song is a little different.

“I take the role of the tenor in this instead,” the W.L. Seaton Secondary School graduate said. “With my dad, I was kind of singing a pop song and my dad was doing the opera.”

In this case, his mother, Schein, will take the pop lead.

“She is quite out of her element doing this,” he said.

“We love this song,” Moore said. “We’ve sang it so many times on so many stages.”

The song is near and dear to his heart, Moore explained, as his parents used to sing it together often.

The video of Moore and his father has been seen more than 250,000 times and was shared thousands of times across Facebook and social media platforms.

He said he was overwhelmed by the response.

“It’s quite a cool experience,” Moore said. “It’s really nice and it’s always cool to get messages from people from Facebook.”

Moore and mom are hoping the momentum from the previous video may pour over, especially because they have decided to turn this video into a fundraising effort for NONA — the North Okanagan Neurological Association’s Child Development Centre.

“If people love it so much and they want to support it and they’re overflowing with gratitude and joy, they’d be in a good mindset to give back to some kids in the local community,” Moore said.

The video will be launched on Feb. 2.

Following its release, Moore is working on releasing a new single. A song, he said, he’s put the most work into.

“I’m really hoping some of the excitement will spill over into my own work,” he said.

A music video is expected to be wrapped in around a month’s time.

READ MORE: Viral Vernon-born singer to serve up Moore music

READ MORE: WATCH: Vernon singer records duet with dad moving hundreds online


@caitleerach
Caitlin.clow@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Music

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Esa Carriere, 23, was the victim of a 2018 Canada Day homicide. (File)
Youth sentenced in Kelowna Canada Day killing

Young woman pleaded guilty to lesser assault charge, sentenced to 15-month intensive support and supervision program

A rendering of UBC’s planned downtown Kelowna campus. (Contributed)
Kelowna’s new downtown campus to help alleviate UBCO’s space crunch

The sizable development is anticipated to be completed by the fall 2024 semester

Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed)
Contactless parking payment available at YLW

Kelowna International Airport parking now compatible with the PayByPhone application

Good Samaritan Mountainview Village located at 1540 KLO Road in Kelowna. (Good Samaritan Society)
Outbreak at Kelowna long term care home declared over

Penticton, Kelowna long term care home outbreaks declared over Jan. 20

The BC SPCA is adapting its fundraising after cancelling events due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
BC SPCA gets creative with fundraising as pandemic continues

The non-profit’s in-person fundraising events all had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vancouver Canucks’ Travis Hamonic grabs Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson by the face during first period NHL action in Vancouver, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Horvat scores winner as Canucks dump Habs 6-5 in shootout thriller

Vancouver and Montreal clash again Thursday night

Interior Health has declared the Cariboo Chilcotin a community cluster. (Angie Mindus photo)
Interior Health declares Cariboo Chilcotin region a COVID-19 cluster, 215 cases since Jan. 1

Most cases are related to transmission at social events and gatherings in Williams Lake

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a single-vehicle rollover Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, after a vehicle came into contact with a pedestrian light pole at Kalamalka Lake Road and 14th Avenue. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Minor injuries in rollover after vehicle hits Vernon crosswalk pole

The vehicle flipped onto its side, closing Kalamalka Lake Road

Penticton city council heard from Dhorea Ramanula, of Paid Employment for People with Lived Experiences Tuesday, Jan. 19. Ramanula’s organization has operated public washrooms in Kelowna staffed by community support workers since April, she says Penticton could benefit from a similar facility. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Penticton interested in new public washroom concept to combat vandalism

Public washrooms with on-site support staff have been operating in Kelowna since April

Canada Post had remove a lot of letter boxes around Penticton after they were vandalized. This letter box at the United Church on Main St. remains unscathed. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Street mailbox vandals strike Penticton drop boxes

Canada Post had to remove a bunch of the vandalized units

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with an influenza outbreak amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Two more deaths at Vernon care home

Noric House case numbers remain steady, but death toll rises

Most Read