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Wet’s ‘Lately’ Is More Lush, Languid Dream-Pop As The Brooklyn Trio Prepares A Sophomore Album

In April, Wet shared a studio performance video of “There’s A Reason” and said that the track was the first offering from their upcoming sophomore album, which they hadn’t yet announced at the time. Now, a month later, there’s concrete news about the follow up to 2016’s Don’t You: Wet’s next album, Still Run, will be released on July 13 via Domino.

The band also released a video for “Lately,” a lovely dream pop track that should dispel any notions of a sophomore slump. The lo-fi clip is all bandleader Kelly Zutrau: It’s primarily her dancing in front of a white wall and she also directed, shot, and edited the video. She said of making the clip:

“I’ve never made a music video by myself, I didn’t even consider that an option but when I was thinking about this song I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. I didn’t want to collaborate and have to explain what I wanted and fight to be heard, I just wanted to try to access something real in myself and have it be an intimate experience for the viewer. I realized that I might have the best luck doing that on my own. I also just wanted to have fun, so I hope that comes through.”

She also said that the album is about avoiding comfort and regaining control:

“The album, and this track in particular, are about leaving dysfunctional relationships even when it is easier to stay. It’s also a call to myself to keep doing, running, making things in an overwhelming world. To not get stuck in comfortable situations if they’re not helping you to grow and live. It’s a documentation of my attempt to get control of my life, my relationships and my art and the losses I experienced in that process.”

Watch the video for “Lately” above, and below, check out the Still Run album art, tracklist, and Wet’s upcoming tour dates.

Columbia

1. “Still Run”
2. “There’s A Reason”
3. “You’re Not Wrong”
4. “Lately”
5. “Softens”
6. “11 Hours”
7. “This Woman Loves You”
8. “Out Of Tune”
9. “Visitor”
10. “Love Is Not Enough”

5/15 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
5/16 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
5/17 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
5/19 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/20 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/21 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/23 — Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
5/24 — Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
5/25 — Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/26 — Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
5/29 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
5/30 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
6/1 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/2 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/3 — Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever
6/5 — Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
6/6 — Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

Still Run is out 7/13 via Columbia. Pre-order it here.

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