Catalyst [SINGLE]

by Leslie Hudson

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Keep Left at the Fork is an album created as a magical working inspired and informed by thirteen cards of The Heart of Faerie Oracle by Brian and Wendy Froud. Thirteen cards representing thirteen phases of the Journey into Faerie, an Otherworldly place where dreams are as real as memory.

Catalyst holds the place of The Hope. Track Ten: light in the darkness.

Each phase of this Journey (and song on this album) is accompanied by an ogham fid deeply influenced by decades of personal experience with this ancient Irish symbol set, and by the work of Erynn Rowan Laurie in Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom.

Catalyst is infused with Ceirt. The letter for misfortune and hope.

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released July 21, 2019

Leslie Hudson - vocals, piano, songwriter
Betsy Tinney - cello
Jodi Krangle - backing vocals
Kristian Børresen - synths, digital percussion

Leslie's vocals recorded by John Cooperider at ZeCoop Studio, Mattawan MI
Mixed & mastered by Ken Merkley & Jon Tornblom at Transparent Mastering, Hamilton ON

Cover photo & design by Leslie Hudson

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Leslie Hudson Stratford, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is what happens when Tori Amos and Loreena McKennitt swap set lists. She sings about the paths women walk through life and myth and media. A mistress of the keys, powerhouse vocalist and evocative storyteller, she is the synthesis of influence and invocation, a sonic tapestry of equal parts vulnerability and ferocity. ... more

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Track Name: Catalyst
A spark in the dark
Cannot go unseen
Cannot disappear
Cannot melt into the nothingness
Or hide behind the night
It is other, it is light

And the eye unaccustomed to illumination shines
And the heart that never felt the sun expands
And the mind confronting chemical epiphany understands

This is a catalyst for completion
A catalyst for resolve
This is a catalyst to launch a thousand ships by
A catalyst to evolve

Art at the start
Has no memory
Has no consequence
Has an infinite potential
To become or to betray
Just a facet, just the clay

If the eye unaccustomed to illumination shines
And the heart that never felt the sun expands
And the mind confronting chemical epiphany understands

This is a catalyst for completion
A catalyst for resolve
This is a catalyst to launch a thousand ships by
A catalyst to evolve, evolve

Pierce that paper plate eclipse
And find the words upon your lips
Root below and star above
You are light and love, light and love

This is a catalyst for completion
A catalyst for resolve
This is a catalyst to launch a thousand ships by
A catalyst to evolve, evolve

When the eye and the heart and the mind
Understand, understand, understand

Catalyst
Catalyst
Catalyst

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