Ryn Weaver Performs “OctaHate” on Letterman’s “Late Show” (Watch)

During the summer of 2014, Ryn Weaver’s “OctaHate” became a song of choice for “in the know” music fans and critics.

The push to thrust the critically acclaimed song onto the mainstream radar is officially underway.

Weaver’s infectious tune goes for pop radio adds on February 24. And the singer-songwriter began the build to that impact with a high-profile performance on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Insofar as it was her television debut, the performance naturally came with some flaws. Weaver’s early vocals seemed tentative, and a sense of nervousness was palpable.

The artist acknowledged the shakiness in a Tweet Wednesday night.

“So I did my first tv performance via @Letterman,” wrote Weaver. “Kinda shaky at times but a lions heart. so thankful for the opportunity. Love you all!!!”

As the performance progressed, however, Weaver found her footing, gathered her confidence and ultimately delivered something resonant.

The singer-songwriter offered enough changes and improvisations to establish the freshness of the performance, but none served to undermine the spirit or allure of the recorded version. The end result is a performance that, while imperfect, establishes Weaver as a credible live performer and “OctaHate” as a viable pop record.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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