Inspirational singer Tre Thomas is ready to return to the world of gospel music and continue his quest to bring everyone to a state of love with his sophomore album, Finally.
Tre is an honorary Washingtonian. After completing his undergraduate degree at Howard University, he decided to call DC home; 12 years later he is still here, establishing himself as a breakout force to be reckoned with in gospel music.
His style of gospel is undefined; some may classify it as contemporary or inspirational but Tre’s focus is not on labels, but rather getting people’s attention and motivating them to love.
“Everyone can relate to the music, but I’m trying to target young adults because I feel like those are the people who don’t go to church or are turned off by church – they are the ones who can relate to who I am and get something from it,” said Tre.
The "My First Love" crooner has something extra special for fans this time around, vowing to give them more of the smooth and sensuous sounds that have earned the respect of industry powerhouses like Richard Smallwood and Dr. Bobby Jones.
He pulled from his teenage years of listening to his favorites like Blackstreet, 112, Whitney Houston, R. Kelly and Teddy Riley to polish off his latest work.
“The album is heavy in R&B style. While I am a Christian artist I wanted to make sure I stayed true to what I know. I really wanted to use the 90’s persona of R&B music for this project [because] I think 90’s music just had a really good feel to it,” said Tre.
“The message is trying to get people to a place of love – loving ourselves and ultimately loving God.”
Tre is also leveraging his influence as a staunch advocate for building awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among the youth, having partnered with the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Washington.
“I use my platform to make sure I am giving back to the community,” said Tre. “Because HIV/AIDS is a main issue in this area I thought that would be something great to tackle. My plight in life is love so that corresponds with that as well.”
Tré’s lead single "Finally" can be heard on his website at www.trethomas.com, and downloaded on iTunes and Spotify and his sophomore album, of the same title, is slated for a March 20 release.
On March 24, at the Northwestern High School Auditorium (7000 Adelphi Rd. Hyattsville, Md.), he will be joining the traveling play, “Through the Rain” alongside fellow DC bred artist, Raheem DeVaughn.