Remember how utterly beautiful 2007's 'Please Come Home' was? The wait for its successor will soon be over.
Ex-Thrice man Dustin Kensrue has confirmed he's entered the studio to record a new solo album. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released in the spring through Staple / Vagran Records, and will be the follow-up to 2007's '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 nothing I’d rather be doing.”
Kensrue was previously known as the vocalist and guitarist for post-hardcore pioneers Thrice, before disbanding the group in 2012. He then took some time away from the spotlight and became the worship leader for Mars Hill Church in Bellevue, Washington, but left his post earlier this year following controversy surrounding the church's pastor Mark Driscoll.
As well as the news of a new album, Kensrue has also confirmed his 2008 Christian music album 'This Good Night Is Still Everywhere' will see a limited edition coloured vinyl re-release on December 09. You can hear his version of 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem' from the release at this link.
Anyway, this is all very good news. Why? Because it means we're going to get another helping of this sort of loveliness: