Nita Strauss has just become the first solo woman to score a top 10 as a lead artist on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart in nearly 26 years as her “Dead Inside” single landed at No. 10 on the list.
Previously the last solo woman to reach the top 10 was Melissa Etheridge, whose “Your Little Secret” spent its final week in the top 10 on the chart dated December 23, 1995.
“Dead Inside” – a collaboration with Disturbed singer David Draiman – is Nita’s first new music since the release of her debut solo album Controlled Chaos in 2018.
Speaking about the collaboration, Strauss previously said: “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.”
Draiman added: “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.”
This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
Nita Strauss Enters Top 10 Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart With New Single, “Dead Inside”