Gabriel San Roman
Nina Diaz Overcomes Addiction With Sobering New Music
Updated: Mar 27
Drugs and booze could've landed Nina Diaz into the "27 Club" of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse. But when the numbness of addiction exhausted itself more than two years ago, the tattooed Tejana reflected on her past. "There was this eruption of songs that came out of me, and they all just happened to flow together," Diaz says. "I didn't want to force the girls to play this stuff." Due out later this year, Diaz originally conceived The Beat Is Dead as a humble EP. "At first, I was just going to do five songs," she says. The onetime Girl In a Coma front woman tinkered with demos on Garage Band until it came time to head into the studio with Austin-based singer/poet David Garza. Those initial tracks blossomed into a 13-song album.
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