Fresh from the news that she would be continuing her role as guitarist with the legendary Alice Cooper while still performing with popstar Demi Lovato, Los Angeles-born guitar hero and musical force of nature, Nita Strauss, announces her brand new album, “The Call Of The Void”. Set for release on July 7th via Sumerian Records, it features a number of very special guests.
About the new album, Strauss says: “Some pieces of music come into the world gracefully and easily. This album is not one of them! ‘The Call Of The Void’ was born kicking and screaming, a labour of love for sure, but also of blood, sweat, and plenty of tears. I couldn’t be more proud of the end result. Making this album helped me learn and grow so much as a musician and songwriter and I’m excited to finally unleash it on the world.
I wanted the follow up to ‘Controlled Chaos’ to be exciting, new, and fresh, to take listeners to a new place and take myself somewhere new as an artist too. We have some amazing collaborations on this album with incredible musicians, as well as the instrumental guitar music that first inspired me to play.”
Regarding the album’s title, Strauss continues: “Have you ever been at the top of a high building and had the fleeting thought, ‘… I could jump right now?’ This feeling is sometimes called ‘The Call Of The Void,’ also known as ‘high place phenomenon.’ It’s not a suicidal impulse, rather the exact opposite — a subconscious decision to live your life, to step back from the ledge, and take control. As researcher April Smith aptly put it: ‘An urge to jump affirms the urge to live’.”
Strauss has also shared new single “The Golden Trail”, featuring IN FLAMES’ Anders Fridén. “When I was first learning how to play guitar, IN FLAMES were my BEATLES; my first favourite band,” Strauss shares. “Anders’ iconic vocal style is burned into my mind! To write a song like this and have him sing on it, as a kid who grew up with IN FLAMES posters on my walls, is an absolute dream come true.”
Anders Fridén comments: “It was a lot of fun to collaborate with Nita on ‘The Golden Trail’. She’s an amazing guitar player and I can hear the history of Metal flowing through her fingers!”
“The Call of the Void” track listing:
- Summer Storm
- The Wolf You Feed
- Digital Bullets
- Through the Noise
- Consume the Fire
- Dead Inside
- The Golden Trail
- Winner Takes All
You can listen to “The Golden Trail” in the following video: