Saturday, 16 August 2014

Ryn Weaver - Promises


It's funny when you think about it how, in this day and age, fame can sprout overnight from seemingly nowhere.

That's certainly the case with pop singer-songwriter Ryn Weaver.  Off the back of a single track, she's risen from nobody to a potentially huge artist.  Now, a mere few weeks since that release, comes her first full EP.

That first track, Octahate, is present on 'Promises' in all its glory.  It's definitely the highlight of the EP, but you'd expect that from a collaboration with Michael Angelakos (of Passion Pit fame), producers Cashmere Cat and Benny Blanco, and songwriter Charli XCX.  With its percussive verses and gloriously pounding chorus hooks, it sets the bar high.

Title track Promises, follows a similar sonic template, adding warm vocal harmonies; Stay Low shimmers with lofty synths; and Sail On features yearning melodies and guitars for a more mournful take on her sound.  Together, this is an EP of slick and unique indie-pop that's incredibly confident for such a young, overnight sensation.  Clearly Weaver has the talent to back up the success.

4/5

Listen: 'Promises' is available now.