First Listen: David and Tamela Mann share their everlasting "Good Love"

First Listen: David and Tamela Mann share their everlasting "Good Love"

(November 23, 2018) How sweet it is to be loved by so many fans in so many ways. The remarkable journey for David and Tamela Mann began as part of Kirk Franklin & The Family. From there, the sky has gone past any limits. For those who follow the Tyler Perry series of plays and movies, David and Tamela are the quirky father and daughter named the Browns. And, since 2005, gospel loyalists have gravitated to Tamela’s firecracker, spirit-filled soprano on such songs as "Speak Lord" and "Take Me To The King," earning her a Stellar Gospel Award Lifetime Achievement honor in 2018. As for David, while he is best known for his comedic roles, the NAACP Image Award winner is no slouch when it comes to his smooth tenor pipes.

First Listen: David and Tamela Mann share their everlasting "Good Love"

(November 23, 2018) How sweet it is to be loved by so many fans in so many ways. The remarkable journey for David and Tamela Mann began as part of Kirk Franklin & The Family. From there, the sky has gone past any limits. For those who follow the Tyler Perry series of plays and movies, David and Tamela are the quirky father and daughter named the Browns. And, since 2005, gospel loyalists have gravitated to Tamela’s firecracker, spirit-filled soprano on such songs as "Speak Lord" and "Take Me To The King," earning her a Stellar Gospel Award Lifetime Achievement honor in 2018. As for David, while he is best known for his comedic roles, the NAACP Image Award winner is no slouch when it comes to his smooth tenor pipes.

So, after occasional duets over the course of their thirty year marriage, the Manns have finally made that much anticipated decision to team up in song with their full-length debut, Us Against The World: The Love Project (Tillymann Music), in conjunction with their companion book. For our latest First Listen, David and Tamela’s first single, "Good Love," enters in a gentle contemporary R&B vibe, defining how love goes beyond the romance. “When all we really need to do / Is listen to each other’s view on things / Cause that’s the only way to maintain.”

Just some quick advice to those who might be expecting a 'wow' moment or two, especially via Tamela: you might be taken aback at the overall calm vocal approach.  David and Tamela are foregoing their gospel comfort zone to encourage the body of Christ (and others) by sharing the tools in producing healthy marriages through the glad and mad.  And with an exception of a brief auto tune tweak towards the end, The Manns "Good Love" effectively preaches the good news for the cause of genuine love.

By Peggy Oliver

 
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