“I Am With You”
Tameka Ferebee Productions (release date: February 12, 2021)
By Robert M. Marovich
Gospel singer-songwriter Tameka Ferebee’s “I Am With You” is a melodic evocation of the parental love that God has for each of us.
The lyrics are written from God’s point of view, the ultimate parent who encourages and consoles his children, especially during the darkest times. Strings swirl dramatically around a delicate melody led by piano. Ferebee becomes more vocally confident as the song moves into the bridge, and explores her high soprano range en route to the big finish.
The singer wrote the song from her perspective as a single mother who knows all about consoling children and letting them know they are loved and cared for. Producers are Brandon Young and Franklin “Bubby” Fann.
Tameka Ferebee serves as minister of music at Church of the Redeemer in South Philadelphia. She is also the newly appointed Chapter Representative for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America.