When you think of your “Baby Making” or slow jam/get you”in-the-mood” song playlist, what singers come to mind? Probably a little Luther Vandross. Maybe some Isley Brothers? Probably even Maxwell or Jill Scott. But what about a Grammy Award-winning gospel artist? Maybe not.
Well, think again, because award-winning gospel singer and actress Tamela Mann teamed up with her husband, NAACP Image Award-winning actor and comedian David Mann to release an album for believers who want to enjoy intimacy without tasteless lyrics.
The new album is titled, Us Against the World, and is a little different from the “Take Me To The King” hit singer.
“It was different for me, it was really different, even though I was happy to think about the man that I love [while singing],” Tamela told The Christian Post. “It made me even look at him differently, and in all honesty, we tested it out and it really worked.”
In the Christian Post, the couple says it’s a celebration of their over 30-years married together. That, in itself, is a compelling argument. To have 30 years married and still be playful, still be loving and still want each other in incredible.
“It’s making baby music,” David interjected about the album.
Their first single, “Good Love,” highlights the couple’s soulful harmonies and kicks off the 10-song musical collaboration. “Us Against the World” candidly chronicles the defining moments of David and Tamela’s long relationship.
“It’s about music to make love, not to have sex,” David told CP. “This album was one that we wanted to give to our people because when you’re having those intimate moments, you know we listening to something.”
The project was produced by the couple and their 30-year-old son, David Mann, Jr. who pegged the album as, “back in the day” music.
“Even though you knew we were talking about love, it wasn’t nasty love music,” Tamela explained.
“It’s about music to make love, not to have sex,” agreed David. “This album was one that we wanted to give to our people because when you’re having those intimate moments, you know we listening to something.”
“You know what we represent, or who we represent. You know that our love for each other is 30 years strong and
growing. So we wanted to make music that people can have those intimate moments with and not listen and be like, ‘girl, let me slap you, bump you, pop you.’ All of that stuff.”
The album is based on the couple’s new memoir, Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family. The couple just finished touring for the record.
For more information on the book or the album, visit their youtube channel, here.
Reprinted with permission of BlackDoctor.org.