Madi Diaz – “Woman In My Heart”
Starting back in February, Madi Diaz announced she had signed to ANTI- and proceeded to release a series of singles. First there was “Man In Me,” then “New Person, Old Place,” and most recently “Nervous.” Turns out those weren’t just a bunch of standalone tracks, but a long buildup to the news of Diaz’s new album: It’s called History Of A Feeling, and it’ll be out in August.
Diaz began working on the music three years ago, before collaborating with Andrew Sarlo on the arrangements. The album catalogues the breakdown of a relationship, but mixed with Diaz sympathizing for her former partner as they began to transition. “The bulk of this music came from dealing with a kind of tsunami clash of compassion, both for my former partner while she was discovering a deeper part of her gender identity long hidden, and my own raw heartache over having lost the partner I knew,” Diaz said in a statement. “I felt so torn through the middle because half of me wanted to hold this person through such a major life event, one that is so beautiful and hard, and the other half felt lost — like I had lost myself in someone else’s story.”
Along with the announcement, Diaz has also shared a new song called “Woman In My Heart.” “This song came out in a sort of waking dream while I was actively learning how to part with someone,” Diaz said of the track. “It was hard enough not to miss/hurt/hate/fight/fuck/feel/get over them, and, what was even harder, was the love we had felt more and more like a mystery and the pain was the only thing coming in clear.” “Woman In My Heart” comes with a video directed by Diaz and Jordan Bellamy. Check it out below.
02 “Man In Me”
03 “Crying In Public”
05 “Think Of Me”
06 “Woman In My Heart”
09 “History Of A Feeling”
10 “New Person Old Place”
11 “Do It Now”
History Of A Feeling is out 8/27 via ANTI-. Pre-order it here.