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Award-Winning World-Pop Band Trinity Releases Christmas EP, 'Let Love Be The Gift'

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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
October 28, 2022

One of Europe’s best-known Christian bands, Trinity releases its Christmas EP, Let Love Be The Gift, globally today (Oct. 28) from The Fuel Music to digital and streaming outlets everywhere via

The six-song EP includes the title track that was co-written and produced with GRAMMY-nominated, multiple Dove Award-winning producer Ian Eskelin. Based on the prophecy in Isaiah: 9:2, the song is an epic-sounding EP-opener that combines Nashville’s Christian music influence with the famous Celtic Riverdance and hints from the box office hit musical drama The Greatest Showman.

“Baby Jesus, this mysterious child, becomes a shepherd-king,” reflects Trinity lead singer Elbert Smelt on the inspiration behind “Let Love Be The Gift.” “Through the centuries, He leads His people through glory and hardship from the Kingdom that he started back then, and is still shaping today. It is a joy to be a part of this worldwide movement of love, peace and forgiveness.”

Let love be the gift

We find under the tree

Theres a new life to live

A treasure to keep

Goodbye to old times

Goodbye to tears

May the good Lord bless and keep you

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

(“Let Love Be The Gift” chorus)


Trinity filmed the “Let Love Be The Gift” music video in the Canals of Amsterdam.

Along with the title track, Trinity also records for the first time its crowd favorite and Christmas classic, “Little Drummerboy,” for the new EP. The band has performed the song live for years, even having its rendition featured on national TV in the Netherlands last year. See the NPO1 (Dutch BBC1) video at

“This song is very dear to me,” says Niek Smelt, the band’s drummer and producer. “The first CD I received when I was young - from my brothers / bandmates actually! - was the Drummer Boy EP from Jars of Clay. It has always reminded me that the Christmas Child deserves to be our first and most important audience.”

The full Let Love Be The Gift EP track listing follows:

1. Let Love Be The Gift

2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

3. Little Drummerboy

4. Masterpiece Of Love

5. Eyes Of Love

6. It Is Christmas

Taking the new music and fan favorites on tour, the band will host its fourth Christmas festival for thousands of people in 10 well-known horse-riding-stables across Europe. For those not able to attend live in-person, the band is providing a worldwide video stream of this festival through Veeps Dec. 23.

Eclectic, award-winning world-pop group and the Netherlands-based band Trinity always showcases an Irish twist in their sound and lyrics. The band’s fun-loving, acoustic approach and party-making craftsmanship is something they are known for around the world.

The Christmas EP follows this summer’s Trinity Street EP, the international release of Desert Rain earlier this year and 2019’s globally acclaimed The In Between, which features singles premiered by outlets like ParadeCCM Magazine  and more.

For all the latest news about Trinity, including tour dates, music, videos and more, go to MusicYouTube and Spotify.

About Trinity:

Formed by three Dutch brothers raised as missionary kids in Lima, Peru, Trinity fuses South American and Irish folk with African beats and pop grooves to create a unique, acoustic music experience that will disarm and free any crowd. Craftsmen of heavenly parties and experts at making people’s feet move, Trinity is Johan (acoustic guitars), Elbert (lead vocals, flutes, saxophone), and Niek Smelt (Drums, percussion) together with their longtime friend Bert Bos (bass). Accustomed to leading in front of large gatherings around the world, like 2019’s World Youth Day that drew 600,000 people to Panama, Creation Festival (USA), Big Church Day Out festival (UK) and more, Trinity has also received three back-to-back Dutch “Best Album” Silver Dove Awards for Desert Rain (2016), Mundo (2014) and Que mas (2012).

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings well over 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-Platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at


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