The new release from San Antonio’s Nina Diaz, The Beat is Dead, marks a couple of milestones for the singer and front woman of Girl In A Coma. It’s her first solo release away from her longtime bandmates, and marks the beginning of a new chapter in her life. Diaz, who recently announced her longtime drug and alcohol problem, referring to herself as a ‘functioning addict’, has found inspiration in coming clean. Instead of getting preachy, the catharsis has freed her to explore new thoughts and sounds. “I shed a lot of different layers of skin during this process,” she explains. Freed from the stylistic constraints of a power trio, Diaz delves inward, expanding both musically and lyrically, exploring a variety of styles, all performed with her trademark passion and a forthright intensity.
– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director
Nina dropped by Studio 1A for performances and an interview in anticipation of her performance at the 3ten ACL Live show this Thursday, October 27th. Info and tickets here!