Since the late ‘90s, Trin-i-tee 5:7 have often been described as a Christian version of Destiny's Child or a contemporary gospel equivalent of En Vogue -- and both of those comparisons are valid. Musically, Trin-i-tee 5:7 has a lot in common with secular R&B outfits like En Vogue, Destiny's Child, TLC, and Brownstone -- they're a female vocal group with an urban contemporary sound that has been heavily influenced by hip-hop. But lyrically, the trio is coming from a Christian/gospel perspective; Trin-i-tee 5:7 isn't gospel in the traditional way that Mahalia Jackson, Clara Ward, and Dorothy Love Coates were gospel, but they do combine an urban contemporary/neo-soul sound with Christian-oriented lyrics. In terms of image, Trin-i-tee 5:7 favor a look that is stylish and even sexy but not slutty or trashy -- they wear makeup and attractive clothing, but they don't go out of their way to exploit their sex appeal. Some people in the gospel world have felt that Trin-i-tee 5:7's look is too stylish for a Christian group, but then, combining a hip image with Christian lyrics isn't something new -- over the years, modern Christian music has included everything from heavy metal to new wave to grunge. There are modern Christian artists who dress like bikers and use alternative metal to get their message across; there are Christian artists who wear cowboy hats, tight jeans, and Frye boots and try to look like secular country singers.