I'm not a god person...

Weird Faith’s gift is in the permission it hands over to listeners to feel, to close past hurt, and to live in the moment that accompanies the dawn of a new love.

By the time the wailing harmony, driving guitar, and drums punctuate the hook to the closing track of Weird Faith, Madi Diaz has reminded you of more than just the obsessive thoughts that lead fans of this genre of introspective folk to hope to feel the emotion of. Throughout Weird Faith, Diaz takes listeners on a journey of the early stages of a relationship, with all its anxieties, sideshows, awakenings, and future-gazing. 

Recorded in Nashville and Accord, New York, with production from Sam Cohen (Curtis Harding, Sharon Van Etten) and Konrad Snyder (Kasey Musgraves), the album features a duet with Musgraves on Don’t Do Me Good, and a co-write with Grammy-winning songwriter Lori McKenna on the album’s title track.

The album’s gift is in the permission it hands over to listeners to feel, to close past hurt, and to live in the moment that accompanies the dawn of a new love. The closing doors, the clarity of vision in examining blame, the self-reflection and forgiveness that can ease your mind is all-too-often reserved for young love, but, when Diaz sings “what the fuck do you want,” in the opening track, we quickly sink into her shoes and consider some of our own past mistakes. 

Diaz, who opened for Donovon Woods at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre while touring her Anti- debut History of a Feeling in May 2022 subsequently went on to tour with Harry Styles as a guitarist, background vocalist, and opener. The Pennsylvania-native appeared on Jimmy Fallon in February performing Everything Almost as a rollicking four-piece band defying her father’s advice that she “can have everything but not all at the same time.”