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Love flourishes, then flickers out on Madi Diaz's 'Weird Faith'

Madi Diaz says she's found the most success writing from her own point of view, and the Nashville singer-songwriter has put that perspective to work for others: Miranda Lambert, Kesha and Elle King are among the artists she's written for.

Yet, it's her latest solo album, Weird Faith, that may prove to be her biggest hit.

It chronicles the stages of a relationship from infatuation to breakup. Diaz has a knack for conveying the universal feelings of romance, but in a personal way that makes you feel like the experience was yours.

In this session, Diaz joins us from the stage of World Cafe in front of a studio audience to talk about making Weird Faith, how her backup plan involves horses, and the antsy circumstance Diaz found herself in when she learned she'd be supporting Harry Styles on tour.

This episode of World Cafe was produced and edited by Miguel Perez. Our senior producer is Kimberly Junod and our engineer is Chris Williams. Our programming and booking coordinator is Chelsea Johnson and our line producer is Will Loftus.

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Miguel Perez
Miguel Perez is a radio producer for NPR's World Cafe, based out of WXPN in Philadelphia. Before that, he covered arts, music and culture for KERA in Dallas. He reported on everything from the rise of NFTs in the music industry to the enduring significance of gay and lesbian bars to the LGBTQ community in North Texas.