Actress/singer Tamela Mann dropped her fourth solo studio album One Way and pulled out all the stops for this one. Because she is one of the most versatile entertainers in the game right now, the variety of musical and vocal acrobatics on this 12-track record are expected yet refreshing. Trust me, this is not your traditional gospel project, as it mixes tender ballads, soul-shaking beats and even a little Latin flavor.
Along with tapping Myron Butler, husband and Mann and Wife co-star David Mann, son David Mann Jr., and Travis Greene, Tamela reconnected with her “Take Me to the King” producer Kirk Franklin, and followed up with the powerful and inspirational song “God Provides,” which is still #1 on Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay list.
Like Franklin, who’s known to push the envelope and take risks, Mann takes it to the next level as she glides effortlessly over a hip-hop beat courtesy of super-producer Timbaland. “I have never worked with anybody who can do the sounds with their mouth like that and then to come out and do the machine with the beat. It was fantastic just to see him at work,” Tamela told REVOLT.
In addition to her work with Timbaland and Franklin, Tamela shared with REVOLT her view on the criticism gospel artists get for working outside of the genre and revealed which part of her career she couldn’t do without.
Listen to One Way below:
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