Netherlands (February 11, 2022)
Awards-winning, Netherlands-based band Trinity has released Desert Rain globally from The Fuel Music. First released in the Netherlands in 2016, and having already received three Dutch, Silver Dove Awards, including Album Of The Year. The recording from these “craftsmen of heavenly parties” mixes music styles from all over the world to create a magnetic sound, blending genres into an eclectic music experience that is sweet to the ears and uplifting to the soul.
The world-music pop flair of Desert Rain was inspired by the band’s travels internationally, jamming with immigrant-musicians wherever they were in time and space. The resulting warm-blooded, passionate rhythms and melodies are steeped with lyrics birthed in real-life stories, all offering hope for a brighter future.
“The older I get and the more I see of this world, the more I feel angry at times, and sad or depressed. A feeling of frustration, empty and haunting that I can’t shake off with cheap answers,” says Trinity’s Elbert Smelt (lead vocals, flutes, saxophone). “This song [“Rise Again”] has this secret in it: resurrection and truth that will ultimately bring the injustice and death to light and to an end.”
The first album released internationally in over two years, Desert Rain precedes a series of new recordings and appearances from Trinity slated for this year. For all the latest news about Trinity, including tour dates, music, videos and more, go to https://bandtrinity.com
“When we recorded Desert Rain, we set out to create an album that captures our experiences and faith in songs; an album that shows both the darkness of the world we live in and the light piercing through it,” says Trinity’s Elbert Smelt (lead vocals, flutes, saxophone). “It shares the conviction that we as human beings are meant for more. When people make peace, join hands and stand against injustice, and feel hope rising up—when someone is healed and when you hear beautiful music: then the real world is visible.”
The lead single from the album, “Metropolitain,” written with Senegal-based artist Bernard Cissa and featuring lyrics in both English and French, is available now at digital retail and streaming outlets everywhere.
Watch the live performance video ‘Rise Again’:
Watch ‘Metropolitain’ Live Music Performance Video:
“I think I have a love-hate relationship with cities,” says Elbert, who crafted the song’s chorus while in Paris, France. “The city is this creativity-magnet just for the buzz. But it will drive you crazy just as easily. If you can’t keep up in the rat race you end up in the gutter. At the same time cities can be birthplaces of art, culture and new ideas that help humanity improve life.”
YouTube Album Playlist:
Desert Rain track listing:
1. Desert Rain
2. Rise Again
4. A Miracle
5. Satellite Television
6. The Way That I Do
7. El Sonido De Mi Tierra
8. It’s All Gonna Change
9. Shooting Stars
10. We Are Born
12. I Carry Your Heart
The first album released internationally in over two years, Desert Rain precedes a series of new recordings and appearances from Trinity slated for this year and to be announced soon. It also follows 2019’s globally acclaimed album The In Between that was produced by Grammy-nominated, multiple Dove Award-winning Ian Eskelin and Barry Weeks.