London-based artist Koukie is delighted to announce the release of her debut solo album, Songs From An Empty Stage. Fusing rock opera with gypsy, punk and cabaret into a fireball of sound hers is music for a new generation.
The debut release from London singer Koukie fuses sultry jazz vocals with an overriding sense of playfulness to create a theatrical but pleasing album. This innate joviality resonates throughout the album, particularly on the single Stop You With Love, Koukie's Song and the up-tempo finale, Free, in which she lauds cherries as "teardrops of heaven". One slight detraction is the lengthy intros to certain songs: for instance, I Forgive You and A Man In The Suit, although the latter's Bond-esque feel more than compensates. Fun, classy and delightfully conducted, Songs From An Empty Stage is, as Koukie says on Eclipse, "insanely divine".
/Ian Holt, Press Association/