Final October, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, shared “Useless Inside”, her first new solo music for the reason that launch of her debut album, 2018’s “Managed Chaos”. The observe is her first-ever solo collaboration with a vocalist, David Draiman, frontman of Grammy-nominated rock icons DISTURBED. Chatting with Canada’s iHeartRadio in regards to the fan response to the only, Nita mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “It has been superb. It is thrilling ‘trigger I feel quite a lot of my followers usually are not essentially the everyday instrumental guitar followers; they’re rock followers who occur to love the way in which that I play guitar. So I feel individuals had been excited to get a music that is a bit of extra accessible — one thing that is not simply shred on a regular basis however one thing you could hearken to alongside different form of Energetic Rock songs.”
Nita additionally talked in regards to the musical course of her upcoming follow-up album, which shall be launched later this 12 months. She mentioned: “It is gonna be half [instrumental songs] and half [tracks with vocals]. My first album was all instrumental. The second, I did not wanna stray utterly from my roots as an instrumental guitar participant, so there will certainly be what you guys anticipate from me, like quite a lot of the enjoyable instrumental guitar stuff, however there are some collabs as nicely. A few of my very favourite singers are on this file with me. And I’ve unbelievable feminine vocalists; I’ve unbelievable male vocalists. And it is simply an thrilling time — it is simply an thrilling time to be on the market and collaborate with totally different artists. ‘Trigger all these totally different artists are desirous to work. All people had a lot creativity to precise over the past 12 months and a half.
“The following single is developing quickly,” she revealed. “and I am actually, actually excited to unleash that on the world as nicely as a result of I am actually, actually immensely pleased with how these songs got here out. So that you guys heard ‘Useless Inside’; I am excited to point out you extra… So now we have loads, quite a lot of cool stuff coming.”
Final month, Nita informed SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” mentioned that her subsequent single can be instrumental and it will be adopted by one other “radio single.”
In early December, Nita informed “The Mistress Carrie Podcast” about her choice to make the upcoming LP half vocal songs and half instrumental: “I did really feel, and the label and everyone agreed, it is nonetheless essential for me to maintain my identification as a guitar participant and never simply department off an excessive amount of and go, ‘Okay, nicely, now it is simply friends.’ Let me nonetheless have a bit of of what makes me me, which is the instrumental shred stuff. And the instrumental items that I’ve written on this file are, I feel, higher than something I did on the primary one — undoubtedly extra… I do not know if it may very well be extra emotional however they’re very emotional items of music and I feel a bit of higher crafted this time round. So I feel all of the songs normally are extra nicely thought out, higher put collectively this time round. And I do have a few of my absolute favourite [singers guesting on it]. I’ve three superb powerhouse feminine vocalists on this album to this point.”
Strauss has been taking part in with Cooper since 2014 when she changed Australian musician and former Michael Jackson participant Orianthi. She joined Alice in time for a mammoth MÖTLEY CRÜE tour. She was advisable to Cooper by the legendary rocker’s former bass participant and WINGER frontman Kip Winger.
Nita launched “Managed Chaos” to mass acclaim from followers and media alike, with Steel Injection calling it “an incredible debut that — as its creator meant — leaves little question”, and Guitar World stating “‘Managed Chaos’ is a panoramic view of Nita Strauss‘s many strengths”. Thus far the album has clocked up 6.7 million streams worldwide, with music movies for singles “Our Most Determined Hour”, “Pandemonium”, “Alegria” and “Mariana Trench” producing over 3 million YouTube views.
In addition to performing with Cooper, Nita has additionally performed with R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings FEMME FATALE, online game supergroup CRITICAL HIT and common tribute band THE IRON MAIDENS.
In April 2020, Nita launched “Rock Guitar Fundamentals” — a three-module on-line guitar educating program appropriate for learners of all ranges. The course is on the market at www.iwanttoplayguitar.com.
Nita‘s stay present is generally instrumental in nature, combining originals with covers.
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