Ryn Weaver’s Swings Hard With Debut “OctaHate”
Joining her fellow female electronic pop peers Robyn, Charli XCX, and Icona Pop, Ryn Weaver’s “OctaHate” is another example of a nouveau pop trend, styling indie-tronic beats with radio friendly appeal. Indeed, if Weaver had a musical resume, her collaborative work and references would make her an ideal candidate for the next pan genre pop princess.
What keeps “OctaHate” from being another generic track is its sleek production, which is to be conventionally expected when the likes of Passion Pit’s Micheal Angelakos, Charli XCX, Cashmere Cat and Benny Blanco are on hand to ensure Weaver’s single on relationship heartbreak would be a soaring debut effort.
Weaver’s vocals are sublimely preceded by breezy percussions which open the track, and are quickly followed by thumping drums, which are indicative of the team behind the track. Not to take anything away from Weaver herself, her vocal arrangement displays a stronger presence than some her contemporaries, and her lyrics, though about heartbreak, are easy to follow and backed by a frenzied display of drums and up tempo pop beats. Weaver appears to be on the verge of brawling with her former lover as she pleads through the chorus (Oh, you let me down/ And I can’t take it/From the day I saw/ My heart start breaking).
“OctaHate” is almost effortless, especially when its bass heavy bridge, which when crossed leads into a swooping chorus laid with a synthesizer landscape and familiar electronic melodies. In fact, it is not surprising that weeks after its release on SoundCloud, “OctaHate” garnered over a million plays and Twitter love from the likes of Jessie Ware.
That being said, “OctaHate” has the ability to descend into a pop manufactured cave in which all electronic pop songs have the propensity to appear from. Substitute Weaver with the likes of an Ariana Grande, and unfortunately the result would be similar, if not the same. Solace can be taken from the mastery electronic pop production, and the knowledge that Weaver, just like a lyric featured in “OctaHate,” has the talent and a team behind her to help her soar into success, “like a bird on a live wire”.