Madi Diaz – Plastic Moon

January 01, 1970

(Small Horse)




It is so easy to understand a certain snobbery – musical and
otherwise — that would develop in someone who had attended both Philadelphia’s
famed School of Rock and the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. The
funny thing about Madi Diaz, who boasts those royal musical credentials, is
that she exudes pure, unassuming joy in all things musical.


hear that in the songs she and musical partner Kyle Ryan recorded on her latest
recording Plastic Moon. In it, she
moves – seemingly effortlessly — from such complex sonic vignettes as
“Johnny,” filled with intriguing lyrics including: : “You know I love
you, Johnny, don’t be a fool / You know it don’t feel right / Johnny, don’t race
tonight.” In it, Diaz shows a musical sophistication and confidence that only a
songwriter with carefully honed skills could execute.


But that’s not the whole picture. Just when you think you have Plastic Moon slotted, Diaz moves into
other musical segments such as the pure pop with heavy duty hooks on songs
including “To Be Alone” and “Gimme a Kiss.”


Diaz moved to Nashville,
she told BLURT, because she was in need of a brotherhood that would nurture
what she classified as her fledgling musical explorations. Now that Plastic Moon is out, Diaz feels
comfortable to move out of Nashville and further
develop her sound from her new home in Los


The bottom line: It’s easy to love Paper Moon but it’s important to remember that this is just the
beginning for Diaz. We already can’t wait to see what she does next.


DOWNLOAD: “Johnny,”
“Gimme a Kiss” – NANCY DUNHAM

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