Album: The Lost Mystique Of Being In The Know (2021)
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  • "Catalyst" was released on Rising Appalachia's ninth studio album, The Lost Mystique Of Being In The Know, in 2021. It was written and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic and released without any promotion. The pandemic lockdown gave the band a lot of time to think about their music and their professional direction. "Catalyst" came out of that soul-searching.
  • In her interview with Songfacts, Rising Appalachia cofounder and co-frontwoman (with sister Leah Song) Chloe Smith said this song was, "Written during some of the civil unrest in the United States last year, this song is a honing and an honoring of the activists who ignite change in their very unique ways. Lasting change, not ego-feeding change. It's for the work that makes the lives of our future sons and daughters more livable and just."


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