Get Wet Album Review
Released September 20, 2013
Genre: Electro House, Progressive House, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Drumstep
Get Wet is an absolute masterpiece. I expected a lot of Krewella through the Party Hard EP and the #GetWetWednesdays leading up to the album release. Then they streamed the album on SoundCloud, and that was the moment I fell in love. From start to finish, Get Wet is a journey through the amazing group that is Krewella. As Jahan (one of the three members of Krewella) puts it, “[Krewella has] carefully crafted every lyric, instrumentation, song order, and nurtured this album like it’s our new born baby”. Many people are used to the all-out and upfront nature of Krewella displayed through their earlier music, but this album displays every dimension of the trio.
The themes of partying and sex that are associated are still there, but there is a new, deeper feeling present in this LP. Songs like “Human” and “Enjoy the Ride” take the listener off the usual superficial vibe of Krewella’s music with sentimental chords and meaningful lyrics. Now, although there is a certain necessity for a dynamism in their music, if you come for Krewella, you come for a party, and their first album doesn’t disappoint.
From start to finish head-bobbing is a must, and at many points it’s hard to stay in your seat and resist jumping up and down with abandon. As if to add to perfect the album, they cut the fat from their earlier EP, only allowing the best songs into Get Wet. Barring their cut of “Play Hard,” they did a perfect job in only allowing the premier songs into their album. The krew’s song selection couldn’t have been better. From their classic drum & bass style, they expand to big-room style house, hardstyle, and more progressive house (though some accuse them of “selling-out”). This expansion is an amazing step forward for them, still staying with classic Krewella style, but also having a new vibe that has me excited for the future for this trio.
“Get Wet is clearly just BOOM, sexual in your face, that’s how many people take it. But how I want people to take it is in a different way. You’re getting wet, you’re jumping in, like when you jump into a pool wearing all your clothes, you’re just letting loose, you’re just kind of letting go, you’re doing something you’ve never done, you’re being free, you’re being a kid no matter how old you are.” – Yasmine Yousaf.
If you aren’t a fan of EDM or a seasoned veteran it is hard to hate this album. In fact, it’s hard not to absolutely love this album. The second I heard this album I pre-ordered it, and I hope that
everyone enjoys it as much as I do. Get Wet today and listen to this amazing album.
PRETTY NEAT MUSIC
FAV TRACKS: Live for the Night, We Go Down, Enjoy the Ride, Human, This Is Not The End (ft. Pegboard Nerds)
LEAST FAV TRACK: Ring of Fire