Photo by Nick Fancher
Fresh on the heels of 2021's fantastic The Path of the Clouds, Marissa Nadler is set to release a new EP The Wrath of the Clouds. It's made up of three originals that were originally written for the album and two covers. The first single is one of the covers: The Alessi Brothers' "Seabird." The Alessi Brothers are an artist I'm not familiar with at all, but a tiny bit of research tells me that they're a late 70's soft rock duo. Marissa Nadler covering 70's soft rock is intriguing at the very least, especially since she's a master of dark and moody ethereal indie rock. Nadler's version of "Seabird" is a blast. It's far more pop than anything I've ever heard her release previously, but keeps that Marissa Nadler vibe enough that her long standing fans are still going to love it. After a release as dark as The Path of the Clouds, it's nice to see Nadler let loose and have fun on a song.
You can listen to Marissa Nadler's version of "Seabird" below. The Wrath of the Clouds is due out February 2 on Sacred Bones, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here. For more on Marissa Nadler, check out the artist's website.