Ryn Weaver- Promises EP

8/13/2014 tunes4loons 0 Comments

Looking at her, everything about Ryn Weaver seems to be your run-of-the-mill, West-Coast-born-n'-raised, alternative-yet-still-effortlessly-stunning chick, from the name "Ryn" all the to the generic, facial beauty mark. BUT, this girl's got talent. Her collaberations are SPOT ON, with her single "OctaHate" being produced by Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos and Cashmere Cat. Her EP is one girl-anthem after another and she constantly shows off her amazing vocals. The EP has a total of 4 songs, being:  

PROMISES: Yes, the beginning sounds like we are going to be abducted by aliens, but I love the distorted vocals.

HIGHLIGHTS: the very faint old school guitar and dat shimmery synth she uses to build to the chorus.  

OCTAHATE:Been thurrrr, praised that.

STAY LOW: Ryn brings out her inner Ellie (Goulding) here and whispy vocals are never a bad addition to a song.

HIGHLIGHTS: The sudden introduction of synth a little after 00:30 and the floaty, shimmering vibes of the track.


SAIL ON: The last anthem and it's just an epic and cathardic, slow-build club ballad 

HIGHLIGHTS: the tambourine and the pump-up snaps and handclaps.   

All the songs bear a striking resemblance (similar marching-drum back-beats and tempos) to Bebe Black's "I'll Wait" of 2k13, an epic girl-anthem if I've ever heard one. Sure the "I get knocked down but I get back up again" storyline of the EP from the self-destructing "Promises" to the uplifting and generically-named "Sail On" is cliche, but you can't deny Weaver's killer pipes and amazing ear for feminist-pop perfection.