Wet returns to share the new song and video, “On Your Side.” Working alongside Buddy Ross (Frank Ocean, HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver), the new song is a tender re-introduction to the group, who paired the track with an equally alluring visual counterpart directed by Andrew Theodore Balasia. Written by front woman Kelly Zutrau and Buddy Ross, the new song arrives after Wet’s 2018 album Still Run, and marks the return of original member Marty Sulkow.
Speaking on the song, Zutrau says: “‘On Your Side’ is about the feeling of embodying unconditional love as a special and fleeting experience. Even though it sounds contradictory, unconditional and fleeting, it’s about that duality. I often find myself in more ambivalent places in relationships and then when it happens it’s epic like planets and trees and rivers and then like that it’s gone again. I think I wanted to capture it as a way of holding onto that feeling. To me a lot of love songs are about capturing that quick moment before it’s gone, there’s a desperation to it.”
Wet arrived in 2014 with their self-titled EP via indie pop label Neon Gold, Wet moved to Columbia Records after for their albums, 2016’s Don’t You, and the aforementioned record Still Run. Now, they’ve taken an independent turn, releasing “On Your Side” via AWAL.