Like an all-day lounge in one’s bedroom after a breakup or similar emotional meltdown, helloe. is all parts relaxed, introspective, moody and reserved. The up-and-coming Houston-based singer LOE exudes a certain confidence on this EP that is demonstrated by a persisting lack of care for conformance. Whatever standards are held by female singers delving into this sound, LOE clearly, and sometimes frustratingly, has no interest in acknowledging them. The EP format helps her leap over potential pitfalls with her decisive artistic vision, leaving us with a sonically strong work. It shamelessly shows off its youthful ambition as it commands the respect typically reserved for LOE’s more established peers.