Trin-I-Tee 5:7 is mixing gospel music with classic Christmas songs for their holiday album, Love, Peace, Joy at Christmas.
Gospel groups are quick to tell you that Jesus is the reason for the season, sticking to their genre on Christmas CDs. Trin-I-Tee is breaking that mold with Love, Peace, Joy, drawing inspiration from Dean Martin, The Supremes, Bob Hope and The Jackson 5.
“We wanted to be able to give a special project, so we combined Christmas songs that we loved,” said group member Adrian Anderson. “We wanted to a classic Christmas with a fresh twist. You know, our sound.”
Some might wonder why this trio decided to secular music on their album, but the members of Trin-I-Tee told us they didn’t think it was necessary to only stay in one lane.
“We love all kinds of music,” Angel Taylor added. “You know, we grew up in church, but we also grew up listening to people like Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. We try to bring all of our favorite genres to what we do.”
The ladies told S2S they’d been wanting to do this kind of album for years but the timing was never right. After getting so much love from fans for coming back on the scene, they decided 2009 was definitely the year to do a heavenly holiday record.
And for a little extra bit of Christmas cheer, Trin-I-Tee has included footage of their Christmas special, which was recorded at Union Station in Washington, D.C. This means that fans are getting two gifts in one, a CD and DVD.
Now, when the group recorded Love, Peace, Joy, they were doing it at a studio in Texas where temperatures were regularly in the 90s. However, Trin-I-Tee still managed to keep in the Christmas spirit just by thinking of winter weather.
– Sonya Eskridge