Birdy Insists She Is “No Angel” On New ‘Fire Within’ Single But She Sure Looks Like One On The Cover

Birdy is only just getting around to releasing her Breathe EP in the US — we don’t get Fire Within until 2014 — but the rest of the world is already being served the album’s second single. And it’s a beauty. “No Angel” is a welcome throwback to the diva’s understated debut LP.

The Rich Costey-produced piano ballad doesn’t have the catchy pop hook of current hit “Wings” but it showcases the 17-year-old’s glorious pipes and exudes teen angst with every subtle beat. Unfortunately, “No Angel” isn’t on her US EP, which drops September 24, but take heart — there’s always the internet! Listen to the dark and moody anthem after the jump.

Do you prefer Birdy in pop mode or should she stick with the gloomy ballads? Your thoughts in the comments below.