We recently spoke with Dustin Kensrue about his long-awaited second solo album, Carry the Fire. Check it out here.
After so long, it was hard to pick where it was going to go. Originally, I had this other project I was thinking I was going to do as well. I was going to make the solo record a lot more stripped down, and it ended up feeling like it was too many things to juggle at one time. I combined some of the ideas that I had for this separate project into the more folky stuff and just let it be a mixture.
We've teamed up with our friends at Zero Platoon to bring you an exclusive video with Dustin Kensrue playing the title track from his new album, and a brief interview talking about Thrice, his inspiration for his new solo album, and more. Check that out in the replies and make sure to check out the Zero Platoon organization as well.
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Dustin Kensrue joins the podcast to talk about his new record "Carry The Fire" which comes out on April 21st. He and the guys also talk about Thrice, the relationship between faith and art, and Dustin's time at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Most importantly, the guys hash out their feelings about "50 Shades of Grey."
My hope is that moving forward this division of brands will help to make things less confusing as I hope to continue writing and releasing music under my name (and am currently recording a record in that sense) and also to writing and release more records that are followups to TW&TB. With all of this in mind, I decided to release this current EP under The Modern Post primarily because, while it does contain some classic Christmas carols, one of the primary purposes in recording it was to serve local churches with new arrangements of these songs.
Dustin Kensrue has entered the studio and is currently recording the long anticipated follow-up to his 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home.
“Recording right now is for me the end of a long distilling process,” said Kensrue. “I always have bits and pieces of songs that are bouncing around in my head. I usually record them and listen back later, and most of the time I can’t remember why I even bothered to record them in the first place. But then there are the tunes that stick – the ones I find running over and over through my head, demanding to be finished. Begging for a home. The most persistent of these tunes from the past 8 years are what I’m busy recording right now, and there’s...
While we posted earlier about Dustin Kensrue's AMA on Reddit, we didn't specifically call out that he mentions a good possibility of Thrice writing music together and touring again. I feel like that should be mentioned.
Tour of some kind: very very likely. Recording of some kind: I hope so and suspect yes.
Dustin Kensrueblogged about why he opted to write a worship record and how it differs from previous songwriting efforts. His new record, The Water & The Blood, is available today.
I understand that in this form, these truths might have a glare to them that could be unpleasant for some at first glance. But I would encourage anyone who has been challenged or provoked by my songs in the past to listen to the new album in light of the framework I’ve outlined above.
You can check out our interview with Dustin Kensruehere. Kensrue is currently working as a Worship Pastor over at Mars Hill Bellevue in Washington, and will be releasing his first solo Worship album The Water & The Blood on October 1st on Mars Hill Music.
I will definitely do more of a follow up to Please Come Home, I've been saying it for years, but I just haven't had a fair amount of material for it, so I threw it on the back-burner. So at this point, this was more of a priority and where I'm embedded, and what I'm trying to accomplish through Mars Hill Music. I do apologize to everyone who's waiting for a follow up to that record, it's not that I don't want to do it.
2. Rock of Ages
3. Suffering Servant
4. My One Comfort
5. God Is Good
6. Grace Alone
7. The Voice of the Lord
8. It's Not Enough
9. Come Lord Jesus
10. Oh God
11. It Is Finished