This time, it’s personal. Grammy® Award-Winning Platinum Recording Artist Tamela Mann is gearing up for her new studio project, Live Breathe Fight, set to release on Friday, August 16. This collection features some of the most compelling and deeply vulnerable songs of her illustrious career. The debut single, “Working for Me,” will take over gospel radio on Monday, June 24. As the first of ten tracks from the upcoming album by Tillymann Music, the personal anthem is already streaming on all platforms.

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“‘Working for Me’ is a song that celebrates God’s sovereignty,” says Tamela. “Even though life is hard sometimes, we still have to trust and believe that God is working things out for our good. Like the scripture says, things will work out for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Live Breathe Fight’s upbeat track list includes songs penned by Tamela Mann, Phillip Bryant and Jevon Hill and is produced by Tamela, Hill, and David Mann.

“I am talking about things in my personal life on this album,” says Tamela of the intimate nature of the collection. “I started saying no. I’m not going to do things that I used to do, so that caused a ruckus in my life.”

One new song on Live Breathe Fight titled ‘Power’ speaks to this new-found freedom in her life. “It talks about the power of JESUS and how He can strengthen us through every situation that we’re dealing with,” says Tamela. Another song titled ‘The Altar’ talks about how God invites us to take everything to Him. “You don’t have to carry the weight; take it to the altar and leave it there,” says Tamela, who found this a therapeutic songwriting route on her new album.

“I’m playing a much bigger role than I’ve ever played,” Tamela says of her involvement in the album’s creation. “I want the Lord to be proud of the work I’m doing and the ways I’m using the gift that He’s given me. That’s my goal and it can’t change because that’s what I’m supposed to be doing. I’m a child of the King and I want to make Him proud.”

The new single, ‘Working for Me,’ by Tamela Mann is now streaming on all platforms, and the lyric video is now live on MannTV.

Live Breathe Fight, available August 16, is the latest accomplishment in Tamela’s storied career. An accomplished songwriter, producer, actress, and businesswoman, Tamela has amassed a Grammy® Award, BET® Award, Billboard® Music Award, and multiple NAACP Image® Awards and Stellar® Gospel Music Awards. Her Billboard No. 1 album Best Days includes the No. 1 platinum single “Take Me to The King” and received Billboard’s “Album of the Decade” for 2010-2019, in the Gospel category. Tamela’s Billboard No. 1 album, One Way, garnered two No. 1 singles, including “Change Me” and “God Provides,” which earned the singer her first Grammy® Award in 2017. In 2018, Tamela and her husband, NAACP Image® Award winning actor David Mann, released their first book and joint album, Us Against the World. The book won an NAACP Image® Award for Outstanding Literary Work and the album garnered top-charting singles including the Urban AC track, “Ups & Downs.” Tamela hit the big screen in 2023 in The Color Purple movie musical release, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. Tamela and David together helm Tillymann Entertainment. They starred in the NAACP Image® Award-winning docu-series “The Manns,” the hit comedy “Mann & Wife,” and are currently starring in “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living.” Tamela’s athleisure apparel and shapewear line, the Tamela Mann Collection, is available at TamelaMann.com and in select retail stores.