RJS & THE KC FACTOR
HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Dead End Road
Casey Pilcher’s recent collaborations with Robyn Payne, including the tracks, Jimmy and Dripping Down My Heart, have attracted nationwide radio play, and Casey’s new release with RJS & The KC Factor will undoubtedly attract the same attention and critical acclaim. Dead End Road is the debut single from RJS & The KC Factor, a collaboration between Casey (The KC Factor) and Robert John Sedky (RJS) and featuring the vocals of Melbourne singer and actor Matt Hetherington. The new song is a blues-edged country-rock crossover with an absorbing lyric and prominent melodic lines. The song’s narrative and rich imagery are augmented by independent Melbourne producer and composer Robert John Sedky’s masterful guitar playing and brought to life by an exhilarating vocal performance by Matt Hetherington. As Casey says about the new track, ‘The song utilises an introductory chorus to set the story’s narrative, with softer verses to establish the concepts of the past, transit, and fate. The symbolism of the narrator evokes the image of the classic “drifter”, whose finality down the imagined “Dead End Road” is deemed set regardless of the moment.’ The lyric’s themes are heightened by the instrumentation and performances, a fiery blend of blues-rock riffs and driving rhythms, and Matt Hetherington’s high-flying lead vocal.
The track’s style aligns with Casey Pilcher’s creative ethos, as he says about his work, ‘All of my songs are written to attract a wide general audience, particularly suited to radio play and streaming, but in various genres. So far, the songs formally released have been variations on rock, but the next will be a pure country ballad. All of the songs are highly story-based with a developed narrative or emotions in the lyrics, as opposed to many pure pop recordings, memorable and catchy as many of them are. Dead End Road harnesses the combined talents of three notable Australian music artists, creating an exciting, timeless, and highly accessible rock track filled with emotion, grit, and the power of a captivating story.