Performing as the new band Droneflower, Marissa Nadler and c have been making headlines with their unique presentation of classic hair metal ballad “More Than Words,” during their recent live shows. Instagram user Stomboxsonic stated Droneflower’s cover on “More than Words,” reminded them of the late 1980s and early ’90s. It was during that time in which rock in Boston was often referred to in the past tense. Take a look at the cover below.
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"More than Words" as covered by @marissa_nadler & @stephenbrodsky (aka #Droneflower). A fitting choice for them considering the Boston area roots of Extreme and Droneflower. This took me back to the late 80's & early 90's, when Boston rock was mostly referred to in the past tense. But Extreme were one of the early beacons to us young, Massachusetts musicians that it was totally cool to showcase a wide emotional range. That you could indulge in the loud rock and also angelic harmonies. That a good song is a good song.
The pair have recently performed a “dark and ruminative set” in New York, which featured songs from the joint album Droneflower. They opened the show with their dark, lingering track “Space Ghost 1.” The pair then transitioned into “Watch the Time” before performing their covered version of “More than words.”
MXDWN reported the performance as a “descended into dark, dream pop when Nadler and Brodsky stripped away Nuno Bettencourt’s acoustic guitar and replaced it with intricate and somber instrumentals.”They labeled it as the “cover the audience didn’t know they needed until that precise moment.”
Photo credit: Alexander Cabrera