Nita Strauss releases new single “The Wolf You Feed” featuring ARCH ENEMY’s Alissa White-Gluz!

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Guitarist Nita Strauss, who recently left Alice Cooper’s band to join Demi Lovato, has enlisted ARCH ENEMY’s Alissa White-Gluz, for her new single “The Wolf You Feed”. Nita had this to say about it, and what the song represents to her:

“I’m very proud to release this track, especially now with everything else that’s going on. This time in history, whether in politics, music, social media, or our personal lives, has been an eye opening look into the two wolves of a lot of people out there, and maybe this song will be a reminder that we all have the ability to choose how we respond to things. The lyrics of this song were inspired by ‘The Story of the Two Wolves’, a legend widely attributed to Native American storytellers.

An old grandfather was teaching his grandson about life: ‘A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.’
He continued: ‘The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth,compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.’
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf will win?’
The grandfather simply replied: ‘The one you feed’.”

And Alissa added: “Nita and I finally got to collaborate – something we have both wanted to do for years! ‘The Wolf You Feed‘ is a kickass, catchy metal track with a really cool vibe. I kept the ‘two wolves’ analogy as a foundation throughout the song while playing up the dichotomy of the two sides of the tug-of-war we all have inside us. I recorded my parts in my home studio and it was an absolute pleasure to build this song with Nita. I am honored to be a part of it! Can’t wait to do this again!”

“The Wolf You Feed” is the second song Nita has released featuring a star guest vocalist, the first being the enormously successful “Dead Inside” which featured guest vocals from DISTURBED’s David Draiman and saw Nita become the first ever solo female to have a No. 1 hit at Active Rock radio. She also returned to her instrumental roots earlier this year with the release of single “Summer Storm”, a fast-paced, emotive shred-fest. Combined, the two singles have had 3.5 million YouTube views and over 10 million streams on Spotify alone.

You can watch the official music video for “The Wolf You Feed” below:

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