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A pop eccentric makes her debut after a viral 2014 hit

Ryn Weaver

MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 11: Ryn Weaver performs during the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 11, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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Last year, 22-year-old Ryn Weaver broke through to online stardom with “OctaHate” — a supercatchy yet left-of-center pop jewel that drew on the Top 40 flash of Benny Blanco and the indie leanings of Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, both co-producers on the track. The California-born artist’s full-length debut revels in the same eclectic sensibility on warped, sparkling tunes like the title track and “Stay Low.” Elsewhere, on the sleepy ballad “New Constellations,” she channels her inner Mumford to less exciting results. The biggest highlights on The Fool (“Here Is Home”) balance both of those instincts, tempering folky ache with subtle, twinkly beats.

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