Floridian metal juggernaut Trivium have joined forces with heralded Portuguese artist Toy for a reimagined and way heavier version of the latter’s song “Coração Não Tem Idade (Vou Beijar).” The musicians first connected after Trivium vocalist, guitarist and bandleader Matt Heafy, who regularly covers songs on his Twitch channel, shared a rendition of “Coração Não Tem Idade (Vou Beijar)” back in 2018. Then, at VOA Festival 2019 in Portugal, Toy joined Trivium onstage for a performance of the group’s “Until the World Goes Cold.” From there, the artists began talking of a studio collaboration, and the result is the triumphant new single, which is sung entirely in Portuguese and available now on all streaming platforms.
“The collaboration between Toy and Trivium has been nothing but unexpected and incredible — every step of the way,” Heafy enthused in a statement. “From its beginning, starting from a Twitch raid into my channel, into me doing a cover that would soon find itself on Portuguese national radio and national news, into a live duo that created madness not unlike a riot at a festival, then finally into a true, full band cover with a cameo by Toy himself.”
“This cover, just like the original, makes you feel good,” he continued. “Whether you speak Portuguese or not, you’ll find yourself moving and singing along by the second chorus. We are proud to call Toy a friend, and we can’t wait to do this more and live together. We can’t wait to see what else we can create as a unit together.” Check out the new, collaborative version of the song above, and see Trivium’s upcoming live dates below.
Trivium tour dates:
12/4 — Uc Refectory — Canberra, Australia*
12/6 — Good Things Festival — Melbourne, Australia
12/7 — Good Things Festival — Sydney, Australia
12/8 — Good Things Festival — Brisbane, Australia