Dustin Kensrue’s voice is a beautiful thing. For those of you who were never into the rock and post-hardcore stylings of Thrice, it’s easy to have overlooked his versatile baritone, which could switch from a smooth croon to a gravely rasp to a mountain-moving bellow at the snap of a finger. Since Thrice called it quits last year, Kensrue has been focusing on his personal life as well as his solo career, which will bear a third LP, The Water And The Blood, on October 1st through BEC Recordings. The album’s debut single, “It’s Not Enough,” is hardly a single in the traditional sense. The track starts low, with Kensrue showing off his softer side over barebones piano and a pulsating bass drum. It only goes up from there as everything swirls into a neverending crescendo, by the end of which Kensrue’s voice has exploded into an outpour of unbridled emotion. Powerful stuff, especially when you watch it via the mesmerizing video above.
Dustin Kensrue – It’s Not Enough