Wet Shares “It’s All In Vain”

Pure anguish.

November 12, 2015

Like so many Wet songs, "It's All In Vain" is fragile, delicate to the point of evaporation. Wisps of R&B are refracted through a ghostly prism: the crashing cymbals around 1:40 wouldn't be out of place in a gut-wrenching Stax ballad, but they're remote and muted, like Wet is too depressed to bother with the musical drama.

There's nothing muted about the lyrics though. Kelly Zutrau's words are a pithy distillation of romantic torture: I don't believe you when you say you love me most, and when you tell me I'm the only one/ And I can't feel you when you're touching me and telling me that this time you want all of me.


Read Wet's FADER cover story, and look for Don't You January 29.

Wet Shares “It’s All In Vain”