It's been less than a year since Ryn Weaver cannon-balled the pop landscape with "Octahate," and in a month or so, she will release her Benny Blanco and Michael Angelakos co-produced debut album, The Fool, on Interscope. Today, she released a theatrical video for the glittering, roof-rattling second single, "The Fool." According to the California singer, it was inspired by Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation giants that have birthed the likes of Totoro and Princess Mononoke.
"I wanted to touch on the shifting power dynamic within relationships in a surrealist, psychedelic medium," she explained to The FADER. "I've come to realize that my own empowerment has the tendency to result in emasculation and a new dependency that only heightens my fear of commitment. When working on the treatment I got a slight Studio Ghibli vibe—let's see if we pulled it off." For more on what lies ahead for Weaver, read her recent interview with The FADER.