Track Premiere: Red River Hymn “Catalyst”

Nashville based Red River Hymn proclaim themselves to be purveyors of “Sad Southern Rock“, and today’s premiere ‘Catalyst‘ certainly fits the bill with declarations of “apologies in advance” before spilling out fears of a love falling away.  Lead singer and main songwriter Patton Hughes confirmed the theme as he explained that ‘Catalyst’ was written “at a time where I just felt a little lovesick and unsure if I could ever really devote myself to someone again. Basically I’m watching these movies, falling in love with a character, believing in this feeling, and realizing how fleeting it is once it’s over.”

The group have recently completed a new EP ‘Oakview‘ from which ‘Catalyst‘ is taken.  It’s an assortment of songs dedicated to the growth and woes of those in their late 20s. The EP was produced by Britton Deuel. Named after Arkansas’s Little Red River, Red River Hymn was formed in 2016 by Patton Hughes, with lead guitarist Joe Shotts and a rhythm section who swapped out after the release of Red River Hymn’s debut album ‘Kudzu‘ to be replaced by bassist Jonathan Mason and drummer Harris Owens


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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