Superstar guitarist and unstoppable force of nature, “Hurricane” NITA STRAUSS, has unleashed her brand new instrumental single, “Summer Storm” today, with an accompanying live music video shot on her recent US headline tour. Stream the new track on your platform of choice HERE and watch the music video below.
Speaking on her latest opus, NITA shares
“Instrumental music is where my heart is, and Summer Storm might be the song I feel captures my personal style the most: cathartic, driving and emotional. While a lot of the upcoming record will have guest vocalists, I’m also so proud of the instrumental tracks and excited to officially unleash this one on the world!”
The new track sees Nita return to her instrumental roots following her previous single, 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 #1 hit at Active Rock Radio.
ABOUT NITA STRAUSS
Through obsession, dedication and sheer hard work, NITA has not only been firmly established as one of the best guitarists in the world, she is also a role model, a trail blazer, a fitness fanatic, a phenomenal performer and a total badass. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things guitar have seen NITA become a truly unstoppable, limitless force, blazing a previously untrodden trail.
As well as writing, producing and playing all the guitar and bass parts on her solo output, NITA is known for wowing fans all over the world as the touring guitarist for Alice Cooper and most recently for mega-star, Demi Lovato. Gracing the covers of Guitar World and Guitar Player, performing for millions upon millions of WWE fans worldwide at record-setting pay-per-views and becoming the first female to have a signature Ibanez guitar (which now hangs in the entrance to the legendary Guitar Centre on Sunset Blvd).
When the pandemic hit, being the force of nature that she is, NITA took the adversity of no touring and being at home and turned it in to a positive. NITA launched her online guitar learning course, Rock Guitar Fundamentals which takes the learner through everything from picking up the guitar for the first time all the way through to learning songs and playing solos. Taking her passion for health and fitness to the next level, NITA also launched her Body Shred Fitness Challenge, a 3 month fitness challenge that paired a love of music with passion for getting healthier in your body and mind! And, as if that wasn’t enough, NITA launched her Patreon which gives fans access to weekly livestreams, lessons, signed photos and behind the scenes looks at the album recording process.
On top of these digital initiatives, NITA is also the official in-house guitarist of current Super Bowl Champions, the L.A. Rams. She has performed at numerous WWE events, including Wrestlemania 34, Evolution and WWE’s NXT Takeover: Stand and Deliver event, has released three signature Ibanez guitars, JIVA, JIVA Jr and JIVA X, was featured on the cover of Guitar World’s: Guitarists Of The Decade issue and played out ex-band mate and world champion boxer Mikaela Mayer to the ring when she unified the WBO and IBF belts.
NITA released her debut solo album ‘Controlled Chaos’ in 2018 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’ many strengths”. To date the album has clocked up 8.95 million streams worldwide, with music videos for singles “Our Most Desperate Hour”, “Pandemonium”, “Alegria” and “Mariana Trench” clocking up over 3.5 million Youtube views.
As well as performing with Alice Cooper and Demi Lovato, NITA has also played with R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens.