One Way features the powerhouse vocalist on 12 tracks, including the Top-10 debut single “One Way” and the new single “God Provides,” written and produced by long-time friend and collaborating partner, Gospel Music Icon Kirk Franklin. One Way marks Tamela’s fourth solo studio album, a diverse collection of songs that inspires listeners on many levels.
“This project has been a labor of love,” Tamela said. “Songs by some of the top writers and producers from different genres all came together to fit into a beautiful puzzle. I believe this album is going to encourage so many – wherever they’re at. I hope people will open their hearts to receive the message of the songs and let His word speak into their life.”
For the first time, Tamela’s executive production team is a family affair helmed by Tamela, her husband and business partner, actor David Mann and son David Mann Jr. One Way is produced by the acclaimed Myron Butler and David Mann. The album’s all-star guest producer credits, in addition to Franklin include Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin and Timbaland. Standout songs include the old-school vibe, up-tempo debut single “One Way” written and produced by Dawkins, the powerfully emotion-filled track “The Potter,” and the beautiful ballad “God Provides” written by Tamela’s “Take Me To The King” writer/producer Franklin.
1. One Way
2. Through It All
3. Jesus Again
4. God Provides
5. We Exalt Your Name
7. That’s What He Did
8. For My Good
9. Change Me
12. Say Oh
The online pre-sale for One Way launches today, Friday, July 1, coinciding with Tamela’s performance Sunday, July 3 on the Essence Festival Wal-mart stage. Fans receive grat tracks “One Way” and “God Provides” when they pre-order the album.
Tamela’s 2012 album, Best Days, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and No. 14 on the all genre Billboard Top 200. She earned the Stellar Award for Best Female Gospel Artist of the Year along with six additional Stellars in 2014 as well as Best Gospel Artist at the 2014 BET Awards. Best Days was certified gold and spawned three consecutive No. 1 tracks including the nearing-platinum single “Take Me To The King.”