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Toronto musician Jordan Alexander is psyched to join Bif Naked on her I Bificus Tour, which comes to Coyote Joes, Nov. 6.Jordan alexander opens for Bif Naked's new tour. Photo submitted
 She just released her debut CD “The Lonely Hearts Club,” with producer Jarvis Church, who is a big name in the pop world and who used to be part of the Philosopher Kings in the ’90s.


 She noted Church really helped define her sound.


“It’s pretty crazy and weird. I’ll hear a Nelly Furtado song on the radio that he worked on and it will be like ‘I know him,’” she said.
“He helped me a lot. We had other projects going on, so I played him some songs I’d been working on myself and he said ‘let’s build the album around those,’” she said.
“ It’s been really nice to have that kind of support.”


Alexander is excited to tour with Bif Naked.


“I’m a book seller so my boss took me along to an event at the Toronto Public Library where Bif was and exposed to her that I was an artist too. So it ended up being pretty serendipitous,” Alexander said.
 She played a couple gigs in Toronto and Ottawa with Bif Naked and was invited to do a cross Canada tour with her.

“She puts on such a great intimate show. It’s for the whole month of November. We start in Kamloops on Nov. 3 and end up somewhere out east on Nov. 26. I’m super excited about it. It’s a dream come true since I was a little girl — going on a road trip with Bif Naked. And I’ve never seen that much of Canada,” she said.

It’s not bad for someone who has only been focusing on music since 2013.
“ I’ve played guitar since I was 12 but never really wrote a song or anything. When I was 19 or 20 my girlfriend KC got me a guitar with a pickup in it, so it was easier to play shows,” she said, crediting her friend for encouraging her to put her music out there.

“ My music is singer-songwriter meets urban pop,” she described, adding she wrote all of the songs on her new CD.


“People have been saying a lot of nice things about it and writing me on Instagram about how they discovered my music. I didn’t expect to hear so many nice things especially considering I haven’t released anything before. It’s been really gratifying,” she said.
 

She is excited about the live show.
“ It will be more than just me and my guitar. I’ll also be bringing some tracks to add a production element,” she said.


 She also just finished a music video for “Take Me Out Tonight.”


“ It was really fun. We flew my grandmother out from B.C. to be in it, which was really sweet. The concept was grandma was lonely in her old folks home, so we take her out on an adventure to Toronto. So it was really nice.”


 Jordan Alexander and Bif Naked play Coyote Joes at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 6. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of the show.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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