While she talks about the album, she said that it was a selfish record. She also said that she loves playing Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden songs.
“’Controlled Chaos’ was a really selfish record – if that makes sense, she said. I had all this pent-up angst of playing other people’s songs my whole career, which is great – I’m a thousand percent not complaining about the career that I’ve had.
“I love playing Alice Cooper songs, I love playing Iron Maiden songs, but so many years of my life spent as a session guitar player, I had this explosion of like, ‘I have to do my own thing, and I can’t let anybody tell me what to do with it.’”
She also said that she engineered the whole record herself.
“So now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I still feel that need, to create and do it on my own, but I don’t feel like I need to do it without any external opinion.
“For ‘Controlled Chaos,’ I had no producer, I had no engineer; I engineered the whole record myself. I didn’t ask for any external input, even on my guitar tones or anything like that.”
Nita Strauss released “Controlled Chaos” on November 16, 2018.