The award-winning, Netherlands-based, eclectic band Trinity has released the long-awaited album, The In Between. Released from The Fuel Music, the album is now available today at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com, Spotify and more digital retail and streaming outlets.
Trinity says that The In Between is an album meant to help “create heavenly parties in and outside the church” and might be a little controversial to some folks.
“The In Between is an album daring people to let go of ego, certainties and black and white thinking, and encouraging people to jump into the river, the party, the flow and the community of God and His people,” says Elbert Smelt (lead vocals, flutes, saxophone). “I stubbornly hold on to this God-story, that no matter how much I doubt or hurt sometimes, this gospel is good news for me, for everyone who is hurting and for all of creation.
“Because we believe in love, we sing with hope and bridge the gaps with joy,” continues Elbert. “Feet in the dirt, eyes fixed on the horizon and our heads in the clouds, we’re good at throwing heavenly parties and celebrating unity. We celebrate Jesus because we’re on our way home together, like pilgrims.”
The album’s most recent single, “Anthem of Love” features a vibe, rhythm and Spanish-lyrics that takes the band back to their days growing up in South America.
“We’ve danced to this song with people from all over the globe at many festivals. One of the most memorable times is definitely at World Youth Day in Panama,” says Smelt. “Playing for so many believers from all over the world made us realize how we can only experience God’s love in unity. Because every person reflects a different aspect of God’s love. Just like sunlight is composed of many rays of colors: together all these colors become light.”
Formed by three Dutch brothers raised as missionary kids in Lima, Peru, Elbert, Johan (acoustic guitars) and Niek Smelt (Drums, percussion), along with Dutch-raised Bert Bos (bass), Trinity is a Worldbeat band that fuses South American and Irish folk with African beats and pop grooves to create a unique, acoustic music experience.
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