Dustin Kensrue’s “Carry The Fire” – Music for Monday

Carry The Fire

Dustin Kensrue released his latest album, Carry the Fire a couple of months ago and it’s a fantastic collection of songs.

If you don’t typically listen to lyrics, tune in when playing Kensrue. He’s great at crafting thoughtful hooks that are able to inspire and teach. He goes beyond the simple rhyme and melody to make something that just feels more valuable. By listening close to his raspy voice, you can hear Kensrue’s passionate faith. It’s more than a catchy tune. It’s more than a paycheck. You can tell this is what he was created for.

There’s a really cool playlist on YouTube in which Kensrue has added commentary to his songs. If you have some time to kill, it’s worth a listen.

Some Background

Dustin Kensrue started out in 1998 as the frontman for the band Thrice. In 2005 he began to work on his solo career and has most recently spent about 2 years (2012 – 2014) at Mars Hill’s Bellevue Campus as the worship leader.

More of Dustin Kensrue

Dustin Kensrue's The Water & the Blood album artIf you’re enjoying this, you will want to check out his worship album called The Water & the Blood. I would call it my favorite worship album because it’s so full of meaning and heartfelt lyrics and music.

You might also want to look into Thrice for a harder rock vibe with awesome spiritual themes any Christian can identify with. The YouTube playlist starts off with a song titled “Image of the Invisible” in which the lyrics declare:

We’re more than carbon and chemicals…we are the image of the Invisible…Freewill is ours and we can’t let go…we are the image of the Invisible

Pay attention to the lyrics because concealed in the very first line of the song is not only truth, but purpose.

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