Listen to 'The Fool,' a New Track From Imminent Pop Star Ryn Weaver


Following up her blissy and excellent Promises EP, pop singer-songwriter Ryn Weaver (neé Aryn Wuthrich) drops her debut full-length The Fool on June 16, and its slightly folk-tilted title track displays the sound Weaver’s already solidified: lucent, prismatic, flushed instrumentation under a confident, unhurried melody, all of it floated on her preternaturally instinctive voice, which flitters and hollows and flips up into an incredible back-of-your-temples high register.

All of that is also on display in her 2014 breakout single “OctaHate,” co-written by Charli XCX and produced by Benny Blanco, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos and Cashmere Cat (who did this fairly explosive remix of it, too). The second verse in this song is one of my favorite vocal snippets of all of last year:

Weaver was introduced via collaborators that basically ensured her inevitability as a pop star: Angelakos and Blanco also produced all of The Fool, whose title alludes to an abiding theme of oops-I-did-it-again in Weaver’s songwriting and also her overtly jester-esque aesthetic (on display, a bit shakily, in the above video). She’s touring all summer, and I’d recommend it—she’s incredible live.

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