Pink Room [Limited Pink Glass]
The alt-pop trio’s stripped-down EP plays almost like a series of demos, abandoning anything that gets in the way of singer Kelly Zutrau’s hushed melodies.
One moment Kelly Zutrau’s standing tall, shoulders back and chin high, and the next she’s supine on the floor, unsure if she’ll ever stand again. The 34-year-old lead singer of the alt-pop trio Wet writes hopeful songs about heartbreak and loneliness, positioning despair as an enduring yet fleeting precursor to purpose. “I’m always interested in multiple feelings at once,” Zutrau said in a recent interview. “Not just a happy song, but happy and sad and guilty—those can all be true.” On their new EP, Pink Room, Wet forgo their trusted brand of synth-pop and make their most stripped-down songs yet, often leaving Zutrau alone with a guitar while she searches for reclamation. “I know these things, they come and go,” she repeats on “There’s a Light.” It sounds like she’s singing a hymn, a lilting brightness that inflects even her saddest lines.