Album Review

Madi Diaz - Weird Faith

Weird Faith isn’t a love story adorned by rainbows and hearts but a vehicle all the more emotionally gratifying – an honest, moving celebration of the complicated search for the love of self and others.

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February 8, 2024 7:59 pm GMT

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Madi Diaz - Weird Faith

Label: Anti/Epitaph

Producer: Madi Diaz & Konrad Snyder

Release Date: February 9, 2024

Tracklisting:

1. Same Risk

2. Everything Almost

3. Girlfriend

4. Hurting You

5. Get To Know Me

6. Kiss The Wall

7. God Person

8. Don't Do Me Good (feat. Kacey Musgraves)

9. For Months Now

10. KFM

11. Weird Faith

12. Obsessive Thoughts

On Weird Faith, Madi Diaz triumphantly displays her “favorite kind of crazy” by examining the insecure beauty that orbits around each phase of a new relationship. Her ability to confidently share instead of repress her feelings throughout makes the collection remarkably impactful.

Opener ‘Same Risk’ disregards any polite pretense by desperately seeking to identify the targeted risks of pursuing love for both parties. The sonic production propels her questions like darts to the heart as her crystalline voice pleads, “Do you think this could ruin your life? Because I could see it ruining mine”. Such raw sincerity also pierces through the ethereal ‘Get To Know Me’, where Diaz eviscerates the honeymoon phase with a chorus questioning if her partner is truly committed to accepting all of her.

Yet Diaz understands that while new love is all-consuming, our broader search for meaning continues, signifying that the most important relationship is the one with herself. On the wandering ‘God Person’, she calls to the universe for answers with a gorgeous performance reminiscent of early Patty Griffin. Accompanied by Kacey Musgraves, Diaz’s vocals reach mesmerizing heights on the emotional ‘Don’t Do Me Good’, as she tragically comes to terms with the reality of her relationship. This reflection is where she unravels her most private thoughts, demonstrating the dual nature of the heart. It's a striking moment of vulnerability that only adds further depth to a collection filled with soulful reflections.

Weird Faith isn’t a love story adorned by rainbows and hearts but a vehicle all the more emotionally gratifying – an honest, moving celebration of the complicated search for the love of self and others.

8/10

Madi Diaz’ new project, Weird Faith, is available on February 9 via Anti/Epitaph.

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Written by Soda Canter
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