Toronto, ON – April 26, 2019 – At the end of 2018, Vancouver Island-raised “swoon rock” artist, Alexandria Maillot, gave us a taste of new music from her forthcoming sophomore LP, with the release of singles Make It Out, and Messed It Up. Today, she shares the beautiful and heartbreaking video for Messed It Up. Watch and share it here.

"The video is a bit of a concept in itself, where several characters are antagonized by their deepest insecurities, and are tormented by the morally engrained choices they feel compelled to make,” says Alexandria. “For me, it is always extremely satisfying working on creative projects that delve into the human psyche, and we were able to extend this video concept in to several parts that will be released as individual videos throughout the year. The creation process was very collaborative, and we gathered the most talented cast and crew to be a part of the shoot.

“When I began writing the initial treatment for Messed It Up the main theme I was playing with was fate/morality,” adds director, Sterling Larose. “Whether our decisions are predetermined or if we have the power to write our own path. If we do have that power, then what is right and what is wrong and how do we decide that? Is right for us also wrong for others? After discussing with Alexandria extensively we created a visual landscape that encompasses multiple videos. Messed It Up is part 1 of that series."

Alexandria continues, "This video, much like its sonic counterpart, is equal parts inward and outward reflection. We carry loss in different ways, and through the various stages of grief, our outlook is viewed through a different lens. So often, we carry ourselves in a way that loss cannot be detected on our exterior, but the longer we leave it unaddressed, the more it begins to eat away at our physical and mental clarity.”

Alexandria Maillot’s resume is as colourful as her genre-blending timbre. Her gritted, inflective vocals and lyrical narratives have often drawn comparisons to music heavyweights such as Feist, Stevie Nicks, and Alabama Shakes’, Brittany Howard.

Performing since the age of seven, she has already amassed an impressive list credits, including being scouted by David Foster at age 12, working with Randy Bachman, and even being featured on the Oprah Winfrey network. Other credits include: Publishing songs with international artists (Stefanie Heinzmann) and TV/Film (Young and the Restless, MTV’s World of Jenks, Hallmark’s Heart of Spring, Nancy Grace, Chesapeake Shores); winning several accolades (Shore 104.3’s Best of BC $10,000 grant, LG $5,000 VanCover contest); being featured on numerous music platforms (American Airlines InFlight Entertainment, Virgin Radio’s Best of BC program, Peak Performance Project Top 20 finalist); performing at numerous festivals (Rifflandia, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Riverfest Elora, Tiny Lights, Iceland Airwaves) and touring extensively across Canada and the EU. The 2016 release of her debut album, Time, has proven to be a body of work that has merited national radio attention and widespread critical acclaim amongst industry peers and music lovers alike. 

The new record digs deep; it’s the gut wrench of a heartbreak, the belly drop of a rollercoaster. The album is abrasive, as if you are a part of an altercation, and yet, it is refreshing to the ear with its genre-defining sounds; a fusion of southern rock and old country, all wrapped up in a 90s aesthetic.

May 4 - Charlottetown, PEI - East Coast Music Awards
May 16 - Vancouver, BC - Railway Stage and Beer Cafe

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