Gospel couple creates music to make love, not sex
Gospel singer Tamela Mann and her husband David have released an album for couples to make love to.
In an interview with the Christian Post, the Grammy Award-winning gospel artist and actress and her NAACP Image Award-winning actor and comedian husband said the R&B album, released on December 9 is for believers who want to enjoy intimacy without tasteless lyrics.
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.”
He joked that people are probably listening to “ R-Kelly or Ron Isley” when trying to get romantic. However, their music is coming from a different place. “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's website say that The Us Against the World album is a candidly honest chronicle of defining moments in David and Tamela’s relationship.
"The two recreate an epic revelation from early on in their marriage that could have undone them on the heart-wrenching yet resolutely hopeful track by David, “I Love You.” On “Mason Jar” Tamela’s tender vocals pay tribute to her grandmother, mother and love of her life, David. The first single, now impacting Urban AC radio, is “Good Love,” a timeless romantic duet in the vein of a Motown classic featuring David and Tamela’s soulfully smooth harmonies. The album reconstructs other ‘big reveals’ in the couple’s relationship, ultimately leading to “Signs,” a love letter to each other."