It feels like Tina Cousins has been around since the dawn of time. Tina was one of the seminal figures of 90s dance music, appearing as the guest vocalist for Sash! on classics like "Mysterious Times" and "Pray". Since the 90s, Tina has been busily working on her solo career and has built up a loyal, mostly gay, following through her club tours and appearances at various gay pride festivals. I'm a complete sucker for ageing dance divas who rely on the pink dollar to meet their plastic surgery requirements, so it is fair to say that Tina is right up my alley! As luck would have it, Tina has been focusing on the Australian market for the past few years and I have managed to catch Tina "live" in concert more than once. In fact, Tina has such a strong Australian following that all of the singles from her recent album, "Mastermind", reached the top 50 - no small feat for a minor dance diva on a tiny record label.
Ms Cousins finally released some new material in February in the form of a collaboration with 4 Strings. The single is a double A-side with a new song, "Curious", and a remix of her club classic "Take Me Away". "Curious" is the kind of fabulous dance music that we have come to expect from Tina - it's fresh, fun and makes you want to work it like a cheap whore on the dance floor. I'm very surprised that the song is yet to chart as it is one of Tina's best offerings. If you enjoy "Curious", I highly recommend you buy the CD Single from Chaos or Sanity for the multitude of excellent remixes.