In anticipation of the release of her fourth full-length album—Phantom—later this month, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Madi Diaz put out a free/name your price sampler over the weekend. The collection, not-so-meekly titled Stripped Chopped + Screwed, was released via NoiseTrade and features four stripped-down acoustic version of tracks from the coming album and a remix.
We’re long-time Diaz fans—she’s got a sharp ear, quick wit, and knows how to craft a catchy, substantive pop song. We can only assume the new album will build off that skill set and continue to wow us. You can pre-order Phantom via the usual suspects (Madi’s got them all listed on her site); the sampler’s available for download at noisetrade.com.
Hear more from Madi Diaz and get her thoughts on the changing music industry, how this album differs from past work, and how break-ups suck…but are good fodder for song-writing in our April interview with Madi.
Below, a dance-y, hook-filled single from the coming album, “Tomorrow”.