Superstar guitarist and unstoppable force of nature, “Hurricane” NITA STRAUSS, has unleashed her brand new single, “Dead Inside” today, her first new music since the release of her critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘Controlled Chaos‘ in 2018. But this time, NITA isn’t coming alone. “Dead Inside” features her first ever solo collaboration with a vocalist and not just any vocalist, none other than DAVID DRAIMAN, frontman of Grammy Nominated rock icons, DISTURBED. Stream “Dead Inside” here and watch the official music video here or by clicking below.
“Dead Inside” is the kind of rare musical alchemy that can only be conjured by the serendipitous collaboration of two iconic hard rock powerhouses such as NITA STRAUSS and DAVID DRAIMAN. Itkicks off with NITA‘s inimitably intricate lead guitar work that as the intro builds, it begins to snake its way around the ground-shaking, head-banging lead riff as JOSH VILLALTA‘s technical and bombastic drums kick in. Then comes the unmistakable vocal prowess of DAVID DRAIMAN as he delivers his unique signature brand of enormously catchy vocal melody and a stadium-conquering chorus. The song ebbs and flows through sonic and emotional dynamics and culminates with a brutally heavy beatdown into a final rendition of the chorus, ensuring that the lead hook will be replaying over and over in the listener’s head for days.
Speaking on their history making collaboration, NITA STRAUSS shares
“This is my first time releasing my own music with a vocalist, and I am so honored to take this step alongside a legend like David Draiman. David’s voice and powerful lyrics took this song to a level I could never have imagined! And we are so excited to unleash this song on the world.”
DAVID DRAIMAN adds
“Serendipity can be really cool. We’ve been friends for years.
Nita sent me the track…I didn’t have time to work on it right away…then in literally a couple of days, while killing time in Santa Monica, the whole thing just came together. Incredibly proud of how it turned out and honored to be a part of it.”
NITA has been hard at work on her second solo studio album. More news to come on that soon.
NITA also recently announced that she will be hitting the road at the end of the year for her Winter Wasteland 2021 headline tour.The trek kicks off in New Orleans, LA on November 10th and hits a further 28 cities across North America, culminating in Angola, IN on December 18th. Tickets are on sale now (full dates and ticket links below). VIP packages are available here.
WINTER WASTELAND TOUR 2021
11/10 – New Orleans,LA- The Hangar
11/11- Houston, TX- Scout Bar
11/12- Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
11/13- San Antonio – The Rock Box
11/15- El Paso, TX- Rockhouse Bar
11/16- Tucson, AZ – Encore
11/17- Phoenix, AZ- Rebel Lounge
11/18- Los Angeles, CA- The Whisky
11/19 Reno, NV- Peavine Taphouse
11/21 Sacramento, CA- Harlows
11/22 San Jose, CA- The Ritz
11/24 San Diego, CA- Brick By Brick
11/27 Denver, CO- HQ
11/28 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11/30 Destin, FL- Club L.A.
12/1 Orlando, FL- The Haven
12/2 Atlanta, GA- Masquerade
12/3 Spartanburg, SC- Ground Zero
12/4 Greensboro, NC- The Blind Tiger
12/7 New York, NY- Market Hotel
12/8 Baltimore, MD- Ottobar
12/9 Pittsburgh, PA- Jergels
12/10 Harrison, OH- Blue Note
12/11 Flint, MI- The Machine Shop
12/12 Toronto, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern
12/14 Cleveland,OH- The Odeon
12/15 Chicago, IL- Reggie’s
12/16 Minneapolis, MN- Skyway Theatre
12/17 Milwaukee, WI- The Back Room @ Colectivo
12/18 Angola, IN- The Eclectic Room