Letter Blue is Wet’s third album, guided as always by the NewYork three-piece’s magnetic singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau. But this is also Wet’s most collaborative release, with co-writing and co-production from Toro y Moi’s ChazBear, as well as Frank Ocean’s go-to keyboardist BuddyRoss. Notably, founding guitarist Marty Sulkow has rejoined the group, alongside their nimble producer Joe Valle.Altogether, they’ve helped to create Wet’s most natural-feeling and playful songs to date.
Wet released their self-titled debut EP in 2014, for the taste-making pop label Neon Gold, before moving to ColumbiaRecords for two understated, celebrated albums,Don’tYou(2016) andStill Run(2018). “Wet has what it takes to make everyone care about an indie band,” FADER announcedin a glowing magazine profile before the band went onto play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and sell out Webster Hall.They’ve toured withThe 1975, Florence+ theMachine, and Toro Y Moi, who also featured Wet on 2019’s Outer Peace.
Letter Blue is Wet’s first album via AWAL. It’s full of modern love songs, plain spoken yet emotionally complex, with any insecurity still delivered with clear conviction.Clearly created in a spirit of brightness and improvisation, Letter Blue finds them moving with a gentle touch across multiple styles, from poppy country to R&B and even vibey soft rock.The feelings are very fluid: “You don’t know whether to applaud or cry,”Rolling Stone once said about Wet.