Madi Diaz – “Stay Together” video
This song by Los Angeles-based indie pop singer-songwriter Madi Diaz came out last year, but I just heard it yesterday, soooo I’m posting it! You know how we do at CrayonBeats. It’s never too late to get put onto good music. Madi Diaz has been in the music scene since she was 16, when she began composing music. In her college years, she was a band called Talk Radio, before branching off as a solo artist. She released her debut album, Skin And Bone, in 2007, followed it with a couple of EPs in 2009 and 2011, and then she released two full-length albums in 2012 (all of which can be found at iTunes).
“Stay Together” is from her fourth full-length album, titled Phantom, which has been described as the most danceable break-up record. This song is the epitome of pop, too, with her bright, bold vocals soaring over an incredibly uptempo beat, made up of a pulsating drum rhythm, hand claps, a cool keyboard progression, shimmering synths, great melodies, and a fun, explosive chorus. In relation to the break-up record, this particular song tells the story of moving on, finally being able to trust someone again and being open to a new love adventure. It’s a really catchy and infectious tune, that you just can’t help but dance around to, sing-along with, and just feel blissfully happy.
The music video was directed by Claire Marie Vogel, which finds Madi Diaz singing the song throughout Los Angeles’ historical Fitzpatrick-Leland House, along the slope of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive, with colorful, flashing lights dancing throughout the visuals.