Born in California and relocated to New York, pop singer Ryn Weaver seemingly appeared overnight with the release of the elaborately produced pop gem "OctoHate" in the early summer of 2014. Formerly going under the name Aryn Wüthrich and pursuing an acting career, Weaver's interest in music was allegedly pushed forward by a budding friendship with producer Benny Blanco, who'd worked with megastars like Ke$ha and Maroon 5. Being only one of the millions of songs released online by unknown artists weekly, "OctoHate" boasted some fairly famous collaborators in co-writers/producers Charli XCX, Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos, Cashmere Cat, and Blanco. These big-name connections and the song's immediate rise to succes led many fans to speculate as to whether Weaver was indeed an unknown indie artist with a grassroots hit on her hands, or the insidious creation of a major label and their press team. Amid this controversy, Weaver released her debut EP, Promises, in August of 2014.