The video for ‘Deadwater’, directed by George Belfield and filmed by Steve Annis was shot on location in Peekskill, NY. The poetic, tender visual flickers back and forth between longing and hopefulness and creates a spellbound palette of emotions.
‘Don’t You’, the long-anticipated debut album and the follow up to the auspicious self-titled EP is an astonishingly lucid and heart-wrenching collection of eleven tracks. The lead single, “Deadwater,” described by Consequence of Sound as “a lush, R&B-tinged track that calls to mind ’90s pop” debuted on Annie Mac’s influential BBC Radio 1 show, before streaming online via The FADER, and ultimately going worldwide.
The Brooklyn-based trio have been making waves across the globe since the release of their four-track EP in 2013, with singles ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl’ and ‘You’re The Best’ garnering millions of plays online. Wet have toured with the likes of Scottish electro-pop outfit CHVRCHES and earlier in 2015 supported UK act London Grammar on their completely sold out national Australian tour as well as signing a deal with Colombia Records in the US.
Wet, comprised of singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau, and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, make songs that resist easy categorization and invite every listener to bask in its intimate glow. But despite their wide-ranging sensibilities, Wet never compromises its core: sturdy pop songwriting and piercing lyrics.
The album, almost entirely self-produced, was written during a period of solitude in a rented house in Western Massachusetts last year. Zutrau’s deeply personal words on Don’t You project sweetness and brutality, confusion and clarity, rawness and polish, naïveté and wisdom her naked lyrics, along with her intuitive grasp of familiar chords and pure, catchy song structures place her in a diverse lineage of potent American female singer-songwriters. Joe, meanwhile, has emerged as a brilliant producer, delicately fine-tuning each song and creating uncanny grooves. Marty, the true musician of the group, textures and moves each song forward with some of the strongest guitar playing in indie-pop today.