“We all have different demons to face”, says Alexiane, the globetrotting singer-songwriter best known for her 2017 hit “A Million on My Soul,” produced by Stargate and featured in Luc Besson’s blockbuster film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (starring Rihanna, Clive Owen, Cara Delevingne.) “Music is the best way I know to look those demons in the eye”.It’s that unflinching honesty, coupled with the knack for finding hope in the darkest places, that packs the emotional punch behind the Quebec native's music.
Alexiane was born in Montmagny (Quebec) to a Senegalese father and a Canadian mother. Shuttling between Montreal and Senegal, the young Alexiane soaked up the African, French, and North American sounds of her childhood and quickly turned demons to muses.
“Although I have always had a shy and reserved temperament, all the challenges of life pushed me to sing and write, at a very early age, lyrics and melodies from a personal perspective. It helped me overcome life's challenges.” Through her music, Alexiane wishes to convey a message of hope and a feeling of strength.
Various influences, from Youssou N'dour and Celine Dion, from Dido to Sade and Lhasa de Sela to Lana del Rey. All of which helped shape her sound. "A Million on My Soul" reached the 30th position on the French radio charts. The track has over 30 Million YouTube views to date and it keeps climbing. The remix by the two Turkish DJs, Moses & Emr3ygul, released on June 2020, reached platinum certification in less than 6 months and has over 30 Million YouTube views to date.
Alexiane recently released her album INTO THE SUN in Fall of last year. She best describes her musical style as “Dark cinematic pop with African undertones”. ‘’Into The Sun’’ is co-produced by Carla Bruni (Producer, multi-million album selling Singer-Songwriter, Model, former First Lady of France). Alexiane's career is handled by the management team of #NP Management, lead by industry leader Pascal Nègre.
"It takes a lot of work to learn how to love yourself. It takes even more time and courage to face yourself. In this quest for freedom and lightness, I got lost at sea and got carried away so many times… I lugged around heavy suitcases filled with wounds, insecurities, doubts, fears and pressure. I’m trying to let go of this suffocating burden that weighs on me. When I left, it was with the hope that when I would come back I would have learned how to better love myself, and to love you better." - Alexiane