On “Rumour,” Chlöe Howl picked up the tempo but it felt slightly cringe-worthy at points, like an anti-bullying commercial that makes a great point but still, for whatever reason, seems a little bit oversimplified. Still, Chlöe has an undeniable charm and a knack for uncomplicated pop, and at only 18 years old, she’s already developed a style and self-awareness that takes other artists years to find.

For “I Wish I Could Tell You,” she slows things down and once again finds that sweet spot between straightforward pop music and her own unique appeal.

Get Chloe Höwl’s debut EP, Rumour, for free at her website.