Nita Strauss says some of the collaborations on her upcoming album will “really surprise” fans
Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar maker for the ALICE COOPER group, talked to “Heather & Wickett” from Des Moines radio station, Iowa Laser 103.3 on the progress of the writing and recording sessions for its 2018 follow-up “Controlled chaos” solo debut. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It’s really cool for me to come out of what I was comfortable doing as a guitarist. I was really happy in that role as an instrumental guitar and I kind of got pushed to bottom of the pool kicking and screaming. And we couldn’t be happier. The song with David draiman [DISTURBED] is all we could have hoped for. We are, I believe, currently the highest charts single by a female solo artist of all time on rock radio, which is crazy to think.
âIt was just a crazy trip,â she added. “And some of the collaborations that we have coming up for the album will really surprise you, some maybe will be people you would expect, but all of this I think is going to be a really cool next step for me as an artist. . “
Last month, Nita said to 105.5 WDHA radio that her next solo LP would be split ‘half and half’ between instrumental and non-instrumental cuts, “so six instrumental tracks and six tracks with guest singers,” she said.
Early December, Nita Recount “The Mistress Carrie Podcast” about his decision to make the next LP into half vocal and half instrumental songs: “I felt, and the label and everyone agreed, that it’s still important for me to keep my identity as a guitarist. and not to branch out too much and go, “Okay, well, now they’re just guests.” Leave me some more of what makes me myself, which is the instrumental shred stuff. And the instrumental pieces that I wrote on that record are, I think, better than anything I did on the first one – definitely moreâ¦ I don’t know if it could be more emotional, but these are very moving music and I think they are a little better designed this time around. So I think all the songs in general are more well thought out, better put together this time around And I have some of my absolute favorites. [singers guesting on it]. So far I have three amazing powerful singers on this album. And there are still a few things to be determined [to be determined]. And then we should be ready to go out next spring. “
In October, Nita share “Death inside”, his first new music since the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album “Controlled chaos” in 2018. The track is his very first solo collaboration with a singer, the aforementioned David draiman, leader of Grammy– nominated rock icons DISTURBED.
Strauss played with Cooper since 2014, when she replaced the Australian musician and former Michael jackson player Orianthi. She joined Alice in time for a mammoth MOTLEY CRUE tower. It was recommended for Cooper by the legendary rocker’s former bassist and WING leader Kip Winger.
Nita published “Controlled chaos” acclaimed by fans and the media, with Metal injection calling it “a great debut which – as its creator intended – leaves no doubt”, and Guitar world by stating ““Controlled chaos” is a panoramic view of Nita Straussmany assets. âTo date, the album has recorded 6.7 million streams worldwide, with clips for singles. “Our most desperate hour”, “Chaos”, “Alegria” and “Mariana Trench” generating more than 3 million Youtube views.
In addition to playing with Cooper, Nita also performed with the R&B star Jermaine jackson, early MTV darling FATAL WOMAN, video game supergroup CRITICAL STRIKE and popular tribute group THE IRON MAIDENS.
In April 2020, Nita spear “Basics of rock guitar” – an online guitar teaching program in three modules suitable for learners of all levels. The course is available on www.iwanttoplayguitar.com.
NitaThe live performance of is mostly instrumental in nature, combining originals with covers.
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