Images & Words: Wet, “Lately”

Wet
“Lately”
Still Run (out now on Columbia)
I’ve waded slowly into the Brooklyn duo’s new project, mostly due to its pre-release singles being a little bit all over the place. However, the more I listen, the more I’ve found myself impressed with Kelly Zutrau’s evolution as a songwriter and — for all intents and purposes — solo artist.

She deals most openly with this change on album centerpiece, “Lately,” the sweetest expression of frustration you’ll ever hear. Her voice is soft but her words are scathing. She pushes back against bandmates (past and present), producers, and her label, annoyed that she must constantly be considering non-essential people’s opinions without getting much back from them in return. It’s a powerful, defiant step from an artist who is sick of being just a face in the group and is ready to come into her own.

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