Alexandria Maillot

Alexandria Maillot

 Courtenay, British Columbia, CAN
BandPopAlternative

A blend of old country and southern soul encased in a 90's grunge rock aesthetic.

Biography

Vancouver Island raised swoon alt-rock artist, Alexandria Maillot, is carving her name in to the Canadian music landscape with the help of her debut full-length, Time, released on June 10 2016. At 25 years, Alexandria Maillot's gritted, inflective vocals and lyrical narratives have often drawn her comparisons to music heavyweights such as Feist, Loretta Lynn and Alabama Shake's Brittany Howard, and “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. 

Performing since the age of 7, the Vancouver Island's resume is as colourful as her genre-blending timbre, including credits like 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 In-Flight 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.

Lyrics

Take Me Home

Written By: Alexandria Maillot,Joby Baker, Joby Baker

Take me round and round
Spin your web in to the ground
I’ll follow you wherever you may go
Throw me in the air
Lets make sure they stop and stare
I’ll follow you wherever you may go

Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Take me home

Open up your mind
Let me in, I’m sure you’ll find
A better place for both you and I
Swing me through the trees
Sway me like a gentle breeze
I’ll follow you wherever you may be

Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Take me home

Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Take me home

That's Swell

Written By: Alexandria Maillot,Joby Baker, Joby Baker

I made a move
Quite the move
To profess my love to you
And you said, "That's swell"

I became faint
My hands grew cold
As I professed my heart of gold
And you said, "That's swell"

Of all the things I've ever done
This was by far number one
But all you had to say was, "That's swell"
Tell me darling what I've done
Is this all a game of fun?
'Cause all you had to say was, "That's swell"

I couldn't speak or say a word
Is this really what I heard?
All you said was "That's swell"
After all I said to you
Your response is kind of crude
'Cause it's more than just swell

Of all the things I've ever done
This was by far number one
But all you had to say was, "That's swell"
Tell me darling what I've done
Is this all a game of fun?
'Cause all you had to say was, "That's swell"

Then you said with a smile
Close your eyes for a while
I said "Why?" and you replied "You'll see"
As I did I felt your kiss
Spark a fire right through my lips
And at the end
All I could comprehend to say
Was "That's Swell"
That's Swell

Smitten

Written By: Alexandria Maillot

Remember that day I was sitting on the train?
In the back of the cart
Next to cheap printed art
You walked right across and faced the other way
But once our eyes met
I slowly fell apart

Small talk
Little conversation
Led to irregular heart palpitations

Ooh, I was sweetly bitten
Left completely smitten
By you

Your eyes were so kind
When I had a lot on my mind
Which I quickly forgot
Once we started to talk
We both missed our stop
Justifying the long walk
It was better to be late
Than to go another day without

Small talk
Little conversation
Leading to a million heart palpitations

Ooh, I was sweetly bitten
Left completely smitten
By you

Ooh, I was sweetly bitten
Left completely smitten
By you

Lonely Soul

Written By: Alexandria Maillot

You say I'm a lonely one
A lost cause
Too far gone

Say I'm living inside my head
No thought of consequence

You say I'm a lonely one
Hats off to the lonely ones
Gives us incentive to
Corrupt the uncorrupted like you

But I'm feeling
So good inside
And it's a'healing
My lonely mind
Why you feeling
So justified
Telling my lonely soul to let go

You say I'm a lonely one
I like being a lonely one
No bridges to maintain
No strings attached to a night of shame

But I'm feeling
So good inside
And it's a'healing
My lonely mind
Why you feeling
So justified
Telling my lonely soul to let go

It's like fire spreading through your veins
Skin skating on razor blades
Cheap tricks in a hand grenade
The weaker they are
The better to prey

But I'm feeling
So good inside
And it's a'healing
My lonely mind
Why you feeling
So justified
Telling my lonely soul to let go

Sunday Sara

Written By: Alexandria Maillot

Been in bed since 4pm
Waiting for your call
Decided to search the web
When I came across her wall

Sara was an old friend
Or so I thought til I dug deep
She’s been in town since Sunday
Explains why you’ve been busy all week

I hear it
The silence

It’s like an eclipse
Too tempting to resist
Til it stares back
And you’re left with blurry vision

Been awake since 4am
Feeling kind of faint
Sunday’s brunette forecast brought brown-eyed betrayal

Sara likes to be chased
She’ll drink you up til you start to drown
It feels good today
But once she caught, will she stick around?

I doubt it
My darling

It’s like an eclipse
Too tempting to resist
Til it stares back
And you’re left with blurry vision
An apocalypse
Was wasted on her lips
Hell rested in the switch
Of Sara’s indecision

(Ooh, like a knife
Cut a hole in me, I’m bleeding, bleeding)
(Ooh, like a knife
You got a hold on me, I’m bleeding, bleeding)

Time (On Your Own)

Written By: Alexandria Maillot

Today
I promised myself I wouldn’t talk to you
I’d pretend, if I saw your face
I’d act like a stranger was in your place

Today
I finally got dressed after a couple days
Took a breath
Cleared my heath
Closed my eyes
Stepped outside and said,

“Come on now
Why you so afraid to be alone?
All you need is some time on your own”

Lose My Mind

Written By: Alexandria Maillot

My time is up
Oh darling, it's been tough
Making above this poverty-minimum-wage stuff
'Cause I don't want to hang around
Waiting tables, pleasing crowds

If I can't make it
Then Lord forgive the sins I'll sin
It's only bound when I begin to lose my mind

All of my pay
Has been going in the drain
Keeping this dream that I've been chasing afloat
But if my luck doesn't change
Then I'll start acting strange

'Cause I don't want to wait around
Cleaning counters, wiping grounds

If I can't make it
Then Lord forgive the sins I'll sin
It's only bound when I begin to lose my mind

'Cause I don't want to sit around
Counting my blessings out loud
I'm one more weekend closing-shift
Away from acting savage, jumping ship

If I can't make it
Then Lord forgive the sins I'll sin
It's only bound when I begin to lose my mind

'Cause I'm losing my mind

Make It Out

Written By: Alexandria Maillot

I'm holding out for a reason
To get out of bed
I heard it clears your head
It's months like these
They hold you captive
In the rain I'm drenched
But drought in my defence

Oh, I'm stuck sleeping on my stomach
Dreaming lucid
Thinking I'm awake
But in this place
I feel so certain
That I'll make it out okay

I'm searching for some shelter
Where I can disappear
And rid myself of fear
And out on the horizon
When I shed my skin
My life can then begin

But, I'm stuck sipping on my pillow
Shouting nonsense in and out of wake
But in this place
I feel so certain
That I'll make it out okay

The Judge

Written By: Alexandria Maillot,Luca Fogale

I used to be
The one you held at night
We'd breathe in deep
Exhale to still and quiet
You'd wake, I'd peak
Wait for your restless feet
To start tiptoeing
Towards the bathroom sink

I used to know
The way you'd say hello
Peck on my cheek
"Good morning my dear sweet-"

In the mirror I'm thin
Stripped of oxygen
What would be underneath if I tried to shed this skin?

I'm fixing what's bent out of shape
And I'll keep it in the back where I know it's safe
But what's a loss if nothing's gained?
Who am I to judge when a line's not straight?
Who am I to judge?

I strip the sheets
Clean out the cabinets
Sweep underneath
The places we would sit
What's left to fix
In all this empty space?
But your fingerprints
Keep getting in my way

In the mirror I'm thin
Stripped of oxygen
What will be underneath if I tried to shed this skin?

I'm fixing what's bent out of shape
And I'll keep it in the back where I know it's safe
But what's a loss if nothing's gained?
Who am I to judge when a line's not straight?
Who am I to judge?

Discography

Discography

Benevolence LP - Sep 14, 2018

1. I Never Liked Your Friends
2. Messed it Up
3. Make It Out
4. Lose My Mind
5. Someone to Keep You Warm
6. Pale
7. The Judge

Recorded at Indica Records Studio Plateau in Montreal QC
Produced by Alexandria Maillot and Samuel Hewson Woywitka
Mixing/Engineering: Samuel Hewson Woywitka
Mastering: Brock McFarlane @ CPS Mastering 



Time 
LP - June 10, 2016

1. Sunday Sara
2. The Other Line
3. Smitten
4. Did You Want to Tell Me Something?
5. Time (On Your Own)
6. The Floor
7. Lonely Soul
8. Sans
9. Never Stop
10. Dance With Somebody *bonus track

Recorded at Echoplant Studios in Coquitlam BC & Bueno Vista in Maple Ridge, BC
Producer/Engineer: Ryan Worsley
*except tracks 6, 9 and 10 by Jordan Klassen
Mixing: Ryan Worsley
Assistant Engineer: Matt Di Pomponio 
* except tracks 6, 9 and 10 by Jon Anderson
Mastering: Brock McFarlane @ CPS Mastering 


Just Another Girl EP - June 22, 2012

1. Falling
2. Just Another Girl
3. All We Need
4. Take it All
5. Be My Love
6. Take Me Home
7. That's Swell

Recorded at Baker Studios in Victoria, BC and Fleetwood Studios in Surrey, BC 
Producer/Engineer: Joby Baker
*except track 3 by Jeff Dawson and track 4 by Winston Hauschild
Mixing: Joby Baker
* except tracks 3 by Mike Fraser and track 4 by Winston Hauschild
Mastering: Brock McFarlane @ CPS Mastering 

Set List

Other Line
If I Didn't Know 
Smitten
Lonely Soul
Sans
Sunday Sara
Never Stop
Time (On Your Own)