Nita Strauss and David Draiman breakdown their new collaboration ‘Dead Inside’

Plus, news that will appease fans of 'old school' Disturbed

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Nita Strauss and Disturbed frontman David Draiman joined Audacy’s Taryn Daly as they took us inside their new collaboration “Dead Inside.”

Outside of  her work as a solo artist, Strauss is a part of Alice Cooper’s band, which is how she and Draiman connected. As the two got to know each other, they started their musical partnership, which ultimately resulted in the song “Dead Inside” set to appear on Strauss’ upcoming album.

Their conversation with Daly took place on the third anniversary of the release of her solo debut album Controlled Chaos, which afforded her a different perspective when it came to making her upcoming record. “I feel like I’m approaching this album from a much more mature standpoint. I have so much that I want to say, I have so much emotion that I want to get out,” Strauss said.

Strauss said she took more time on this record and worked to fit the songs around the styles of the vocalists she worked with. “When we were writing ‘Dead Inside,’ we listened to a lot of Disturbed and listened to David’s vocals. We got so lucky with David because he can really sing anything,” she said.

Draiman also took some time to speak on what Disturbed has been up to lately. In short, they’re busy. Very busy.

“This past week we’ve written six new Disturbed songs and they are massive,” Draiman said. “They’re old school, they’re rhythmic, poly-syncopated, head-bobbing, anthemic, they’re Disturbed 101. Like The Sickness era meets 10,000 fists type of vibe. We’re loving it.”

Draiman expects the band to begin tracking the new record after the new year, which paves the way for a release in the not too distant future. “This stuff is killer,” he exclaims, “I’m really excited.”

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