Nita Strauss has released the official music video for the song “Digital Bullets”, featuring a guest appearance by Chris Motionless of MOTIONLESS IN WHITE. The track is taken from Nita‘s brand new album “The Call of the The Void”, which is being released today (Friday, July 7) via Sumerian Records.
In a recent interview with Metal Global, Nita revealed that the song “Digital Bullets” was written about Internet haters who spend much of their time criticizing her every career move. She said: “It really talks about these trolls online firing the ‘digital bullets’. They’ll never come to you to your face and say, ‘You suck,’ ‘You whore,’ ‘You money-grubbing whore,’ or whatever. No one has ever said that to my face, but you go on social media and it’s, like, ‘I hope you die in a fire.’ [Laughs] It’s just people being tough on the Internet. It’s not new. It’s not going away.”
“My boyfriend said it to me personally one time… And it was hurtful — I can’t lie and say that it was not hurtful. Of course it was hurtful. But he said, ‘You know, no one’s coming and spitting on your face in the street. People aren’t coming to you, being rude to you. It’s just fake. It’s just online.’
“People will talk online,” Nita added. “And they have a saying, ‘Living well is the best revenge.’ So those people can keep spending their time on Facebook, talking their shit. I will keep touring the world, eating fabulous food, staying in nice hotels, playing guitar with some of the biggest stars in rock and pop and metal. And I think that’s a good compromise. I’m happy with that. [Laughs]”
“The Call Of The Void” is a star-studded affair featuring guest vocals from DISTURBED‘s David Draiman, ARCH ENEMY‘s Alissa White-Gluz, HALESTORM‘s Lzzy Hale, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE‘s Chris Motionless, IN FLAMES‘ Anders Fridén, Dorothy, Alice Cooper and Lilith Czar.
Order “The Call Of The Void” HERE.
Regarding the album’s title, Strauss shares, “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.”
“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. 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 labor 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.”
Nita released 2018’s “Controlled Chaos” to mass acclaim from fans and media alike, with Metal Injection calling it “a great debut that — as its creator intended — leaves no doubt”, and Guitar World stating “‘Controlled Chaos’ is a panoramic view of Nita Strauss‘s many strengths”.
In March, it was announced that Nita would return to Alice‘s band for his 2023 tour. The Alice Cooper North American tour, with an all-new show dubbed “Too Close For Comfort”, kicked off in late April in Michigan and will continue through late September, including a handful of August stadium shows with DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE, followed by a co-headlining late summer “Freaks On Parade” tour with Rob Zombie.
Nita spent eight years playing with Alice before joining Demi Lovato‘s band last summer, and played her first full live show with Demi in August 2022 at the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois. Nita made her live debut with Demi in July 2022 with a performance of “Substance” on ABC‘s Emmy Award-winning late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.
Strauss had been playing with Cooper since 2014 when she replaced Australian musician and former Michael Jackson player Orianthi. She joined Alice in time for a mammoth MÖTLEY CRÜE tour. She was recommended to Cooper by the legendary rocker’s former bass player and WINGER front-man Kip Winger.
“The Call Of The Void” track listing:
1. Summer Storm
2. The Wolf You Feed (Featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
3. Digital Bullets (Featuring Chris Motionless)
4. Through The Noise (Featuring Lzzy Hale)
5. Consume The Fire
6. Dead Inside (Featuring David Draiman)
7. Victorious (Featuring Dorothy)
10. The Golden Trail (Featuring Anders Fridén)
11. Winner Takes All (Featuring Alice Cooper)
12. Monster (Featuring Lilith Czar)
14. Surfacing (Featuring Marty Friedman)