We’ve already established that Chlöe Howl is probably not the sort of lady to mess around with. We imagine she’s the type that hung around the corners of the school playground huddled with the cool kids giving two fingers to anyone who even dared look at her, let alone talk to her. Of course this is only our imagination, maybe she was at home playing Barbie and reading a Jacqueline Wilson book (although we hear Lola Rose is a pretty edgy read).
If she was then she’s made a bit of a step up from those early teen relationship dramas as Rumour is a gossipy pop rocket about someone that goes a bit astray whilst growing up. “I’m just trying to work out how to be like myself, I’m just trying to work out these cards I’ve been dealt,” concludes the chorus. Teenage pregnancies, growing up as a prisoner of a religious fanatic and boozing on the dole are just some of the life experiences fired off over a squelchy pop bass line as Chlöe lines herself up to be the modern version of Kate Nash it’s ok to like for 2013.
Chlöe Howl - Rumour