Mary Mary reality star, Tina Campbell spoke with Parle Magazine about the success of her debut solo album, her book, her tour, her marriage and the good news that she’s working on a new project, Song And A Prayer, that should be available this fall and if it’s anything like her debut solo project we are in for a treat.
When asked about why she dropped her Speak the Word video and single in February with husband Teddy Campbell, Tina responded that it’s the couple’s truth and also revealed a new project that she’s working on.
” Well I just decided when I looked back at what I had done and how I had done it, of course I was happy with some of the things I had done, but I looked back at some of the things like ahhh, perhaps I should have done this, or now it’s time to do this. I didn’t have the time to do the excellent representations of audio visuals that I had wanted other than the music. I was like I want to have something for the people to pull when I’m doing all these interviews and making these appearances, when people just want to see my music in action. I was like I want people to have a visual that represents the excellence I see in myself. So I went ahead and shot 3 videos. I shot a video for “Speak The Word,” I shot a video for “Life” and I shot a video for “Destiny.” Well “Destiny” has kind of lived a bit, so I thought it had its time at radio and it’s still making an impact at radio but you know, songs play and they have their impact then they kind of die down and make room for another song, but it still has a presence, so I feel that’s the case with “Destiny” so I don’t feel like that should be the first to premiere, the visual, associated with the music. So I chose “Speak The Word” and that song, just like “Destiny” is autobiographical. That’s what my husband and I did, we started reading the bible and then we started speaking the truth over our lives. Our life is different and it’s not the hell that it was a few years ago so the fear that I might have had a few years ago to approach things and to step out on faith and not always think of the charts and the relationships and the money and how it’s going to be perceived. The faith we had to go out and do this was because we looked at God’s word and we realized that he’s our greatest source and everything we need will come into play if we follow our heart and pursue our dreams, especially if it’s for sharing our faith and we can do it.
Song and a Prayer
It’s three videos which are “Life”, “Speak The Word” and “Destiny”. And then there’s three live studio performances and then the prayers are interwoven in and out. So it will be another visual presentation. So that’s what the other 2 videos are for but right now everybody gets to enjoy, “Speak Da Word” until the other project is ready to launch, which at the latest will be ready in the Fall, and it’s called A Song And A Prayer, if it doesn’t come out before with one of the larger outlets, I will do it myself independently, then I will launch it on my tour, An Evening with Tina & Teddy Campbell in the Fall.
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