Awards-winning, Netherlands-based, eclectic band Trinity announces the release of its third North American single, “Anthem Of Love,” April 19 from The Fuel Music. Available April 19 at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com, Spotify and more digital retail and streaming outlets everywhere, the unifying single is meant to help “create heavenly parties in and outside the church.”
Delivering this message to audiences around the world, the band performed for the first time at the 2019 World Youth Day, an event for young people organized by the Catholic Church that reportedly drew 600,000 people to Panama City, Panama. While in Panama for this gathering Jan. 22 -27, Trinity recorded its “Anthem Of Love” video premiering exclusively today from Parade.com, the online destination for the most widely read magazine in America.
“Want to inject some positive energy into your day? Check out ‘Anthem Of Love’ by Netherlands-based band, Trinity,” encourages Parade contributor Laura B. Whitmore. “This lively song and video span cultures to bring a melding of languages and styles, taking us on a musical journey of love and unity.”
“I strongly believe that this world needs more people who’re willing to be bridges; persons who have learned to let go and embrace something new at the same time,” says Trinity’s Elbert Smelt (lead vocals, flutes, saxophone) in Parade.
Love is the anthem, the song of our hearts
The hymn of forgiveness where everything starts
From the first breath we take to the last one we breathe
Let’s sing the anthem of love in between
(From the “Anthem Of Love” chorus)
“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,” continues Elbert. “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.”
The new single’s “vibe, rhythm and Spanish-lyrics” takes the band back to their days growing up in South America. 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.
Produced by Grammy-nominated, multiple Dove Award-winning Ian Eskelin and Barry Weeks, “Anthem Of Love” is the third single from the band’s album, The In Between, slated to release July 12 in North America. The new single follows Trinity’s widely acclaimed “Wherever We Go” and “Alive Again” tracks, the latter song being played live by the band in radio studios across America last summer for audiences based in New York City to Washington, DC to Los Angeles.
The band’s performance at 94 FM The Fish (Nashville) inspired Randy Maricle, Salem Media Group’s Director of Digital Sales and Strategy, to laud on Facebook, “Somebody remember this…these guys are here to stay…you’re going to love them.” Mike Alley, 95.1 SHINE FM (Baltimore), agrees that Trinity is the “Next. Big. Thing. Jump in now so you can say you were on the ground floor!” WAY FM‘s Network Program Director, Todd Stach, says following the band’s acoustic performance at WAY FM, “When for KING & COUNTRY came through before they were big, I said to them, ‘This is the best live performance in a radio station I’ve ever seen.’ I think you guys, with your energy, are right there with them.”
Accustomed to leading in front of large gatherings, Trinity has performed on the main stage of the Netherlands’ Xnoizz Flevo Festival (2010, 2012) and EO-Youth Day event (2013, 2016), and has played at Big Church Day Out festival (UK), the Himmelfarht Festival (Germany), the CREA Festival (Switzerland) and Seaside festival (Norway). The band also shared its music live at events in Russia, Kenia, Cambodia, Gambia, Peru, Senegal, France and Ireland.
“We’re proud to call ourselves craftsmen of heavenly parties, and we’re experts at making people’s feet move,” says Niek. “Not with huge beats and technology, but with a unique acoustic approach that will disarm and free any crowd.”