Video: Madi Diaz – “Nervous”
Directed by Jordan Bellamy. Single out now on Anti-.
Cool song with a beefy guitar tone and conversational vocal delivery. That’s my jam.
The line “I have so many perspectives I’m losing perspective” reminds me of the old Steve Taylor lyric: “You’re so open-minded that your brain leaked out.” Sometimes I miss being a kid who is absolutely convinced that I know everything about everything. I made a crack the the other day about losing my critical faculties but I’m not sure it was a joke. It used to be so easy to dismiss stuff out of hand, without putting any real effort into it. All the stuff I hated so thoroughly as a 16 year old (e.g., Grateful Dead, Whitney Houston, NASCAR, tofu), I can appreciate now and some of it I even like.
When you can no longer bring yourself to hate things, how are you supposed to define what you actually like?
I don’t know if any of that has anything to do with what Madi Diaz is singing about.
Diaz says, “You know when you hold a mirror up to a mirror and you get an infinite amount of reflections from every angle? That’s what ‘Nervous’ is about. It’s when you’re in a loop of looking at yourself from every vantage point until you’re caught up in your own tangled web of bullshit. It’s about catching yourself acting out your crazy and you’re finally self aware enough to see it but you’re still out of your body enough and curious enough to watch yourself do it.”
“Nervous” is her third single for Anti-. No word yet on a full-length album.