Wet have been on the come up for a moment now. Having released two albums that skirted relatively below the radar, it appears they’re about to enjoy a serious case of the third time being the charm.
They’ve just announced their latest LP Letter Blue will be out on October 22, and they’re brought along some serious friends. Beyond a track co-written and featuring none other than Blood Orange, they’ve also linked up with Toro y Moi and Buddy Ross.
To mark the occasion, they’ve shared a new single, “Larabar”, saying:
“Step into the light for the very first time. ‘Larabar’ was a little breakthrough in the album process, the first song that came together that everything else formed around. It’s about a relationship cycle that becomes a loop – Eventually a feedback loop – Obsessively repeating, breaking up, getting back together, breaking up again. How memory distorts reality, solitude vs. company, accountability, guiltiness, loving someone who left and what to do when they come back and on and on etc..”
‘Lush’ may been a vastly overused term in the world of music, but with “Larabar” it’s all but demanded. Beginning with stuttering keys that beckon you forward before singer Kelly Zutrau’s mournful singing enters, possessing both a serene delicacy and bold strength, all at once. Something of a break up anthem, the song possesses a nearly eerie power, striking you square in the jaw before its words, and their significance even have time to sink in. It’s innately relatable and cathartic, deeply human.
You can check it out via it’s genuinely strange visualizer, crafted by Andrew Balasia, below, or listen to “Larabar” on streaming platforms.
Wet’s new album Letter Blue comes out on October 22 through AWAL. You can find the act on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.