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RJS & THE KC FACTOR - Dead End Road

Casey Pilcher’s recent collaborations with Robyn Payne, including the tracks, Jimmy and Dripping Down My Heart, attracted nationwide radio play, and Casey’s new release with RJS & The KC Factor is sure to garner the same attention and positive responses.


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 track is similar in style to Casey’s work with Robyn Payne, with the lyric once again front and centre of the song. The narrative is augmented by independent Melbourne producer and composer Robert John Sedky’s dynamic guitar playing and enhanced by Matt Hetherington’s arresting vocal performance.


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 themes are heightened by instrumentation—an expressive, organic sound that reflects the story—and the performances, an energetic blend of blues-rock riffs and powering rhythms, and Matt Hetherington’s high-flying lead vocal.



‘‘ 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 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.’ Casey has also revealed a broader artistic perspective, ‘Many ideas come from the usual emotions, issues, moments, and general highs and lows of life.


However, sometimes an unrelated or independent story is the focus of songwriting. For example, one recorded demo is about the early exploration of Australia and the perils and hardships endured when trying to cross it (e.g. Burke and Wills). Two other song demos are related to war. These powerful songs will be finalised and released in due course (obviously, they will never stop being relevant).’



 

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