A big opener leading to a mellow and soft vocal at first confused me, but worked in a way I'm not sure I've heard before.
Here we have operatic rock with glimpses of cabaret and punk - perhaps genres that at first you believe shouldn't be combined, but go on to be something tremendous when woven together and produced in this way.
A unique tone is present throughout and it's hard to draw a comparison to any other artist out there right now - there's certainly a gap in the market for someone like Koukie, but the real question is whether she'd appeal to the masses rather than a niche audience of few.
'Stop You With Love' is a very experimental single, and a brave move for a relatively unknown artist - but those who want to make their impact known need to take these chances if they're ever to be successful. Imitation is a great form of flattery, but the ability to stand out on your own is something much more powerful indeed, and something Koukie has in spades.
Koukie's single is out March 3, and her debut solo album 'Songs From An Empty Stage' is to be released on the same day.
Rating : 4/5
Review by : Daniel Falconer