Tamika Patton releases ‘Stand On his Promises"
The Pulse of Entertainment: Tamika Patton Wants You to ‘Stand on His Promises’ on New Single
By Eunice Moseley
“The single is ‘Stand on His Promises,” the album is to be released this fall,” said R&B/Gospel vocalist Tamika Patton during an interview. “It’s a churchy, gritty, victorious anthem…that tells you God is in control. He promised to be our source, our healer…we win all the way around.”
Patton, also an actress who has starred as Mahalia Jackson for five years in the “Hallelujah Mahalia” musical, is noted for having a Jazzy vocal sound to her Gospel delivery. The single “Stand on His Promises” features Korey Mickie. Not new to Gospel, the Philadelphia native released her debut Gospel album in 1999 titled “Born Again” with a lead single titled “Mustard Seed Faith.”
However, Tamika Patton started in the “music” industry in 1989 as an R&B singer releasing her debut R&B album titled “#1” on Orpheus Records. The albums’ first single “Your Precious Love” featured Eric Gable and peaked at #20 on Billboard’s “Hot Black Singles Chart” and it stayed there for 14 weeks. The follow-up titled track featuring Earl Bynum peaked at #75 on Billboard’s “Hot Black Singles Chart” and stayed there for six weeks. Years later after the 1999 release of her debut Gospel album “Born Again” Patton toured with James Fortune & FIYA and was voted “Best Inspirational Singer in America” in 2011 by Radio One and Praise 103.9FM. It was also in 2011 that she released a new single titled “More Than Faithful” written and produced by James Fortune. She went on to perform on the “Bobby Jones Show” and on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“We were working on it (a single) for a year. I woke up one morning and God said ‘here, this song,” Tamika said recalling why she decided to record the cover song “Stand by His Promises.” “I kept working on it, but God said ‘now’. I was amazed myself. This song made me want to clap my hands…just encouraging. I’m excited to see what God is going to do. I know God has breathed on it because the spiritual connection was different.”