Following the breakout success of her History Of A Feeling, Madi Diaz returns with Weird Faith, which explores the realities of finding new love. Guests include Kacey Musgraves.
Madi Diaz’s journey has been one of steady evolution, marked by introspection and profound artistic growth. While she's been making music since the late 2000s, it was with the release of 2021's History Of A Feeling that Diaz found herself bathed in the spotlight of wider recognition. Although not her debut album, it carried the weight of one, propelling her onto daytime and nighttime television stages, launching her first solo tour in years, and solidifying collaborations with luminaries like Waxahatchee and Angel Olsen. Yet, perhaps the most unexpected turn came with an invitation from Harry Styles to join his tour, which showcased Diaz's mesmerizing live performances.
Returning to her home base in Nashville after an electrifying three-month international tour, Diaz is turning the page on her next chapter with Weird Faith. Building upon the raw emotional landscape of her previous work, notably History of a Feeling, the singer-songwriter digs deeper into the complexities of romantic entanglement and the relentless self-interrogation it ignites.
In the album's poignant opener, "Same Risk," Diaz lays bare the vulnerability of new love with disarming honesty. Set against a backdrop of stripped-back instrumentation, her fearless lyricism resonates, capturing the trepidation that accompanies opening one's heart. This candid approach permeates the record, guided by Diaz's deft songwriting and an unwavering commitment to authenticity.
Kacey Musgraves collaborates on "Don't Do Me Good," adding depth and camaraderie to Diaz's introspective musings. Together, they navigate the murky waters of heartache, offering solace in shared experiences and the enduring bonds of friendship.
At the heart of the album lies Diaz's unflinching exploration of love's tumultuous terrain. Tracks like "Obsessive Thoughts" and "Hurting You" explore the complexities of emotional intimacy, revealing the intertwined nature of pleasure and pain. Her lyrical prowess shines brightest here, offering a stark yet poetic reflection of the human condition.
Throughout Weird Faith, Madi Diaz grapples with the age-old challenge of portraying love without succumbing to sentimentality. Her solution lies in embracing the discomfort, crafting a narrative that is as raw and unfiltered as it is relatable. With each track, she peels back the layers of her own vulnerability, inviting listeners into her world with unwavering sincerity.