Press Release Summary = Review of Casey Fallen\'s single
Press Release Body = HOLLYWOOD - Casey Fallen
"Put on your best lipstick tonight. You have to look good in the lights. Back out to Hollywood again. Is that person really your friend? Follow the crowd, where will it lead? I can feel our lost souls bleed. I don\'t know why I still play in these streets till the dawn time. We are all trapped on these streets, I guess for all time. I don\'t know why I still play in these streets till the dawn time. She said she will never be the same again. Purse full of cards of people she\'ll never see again. I don\'t know why I still play in these streets till the dawn time. We are all trapped on these streets, I guess for all time. I don\'t know why I still play in these streets till the dawn time. Purse full of cards, of people she will never see again.
NEVER SEE HER AGAIN........"
Once upon a time, I traveled to L.A. alone in pursuit of a dream. The streets were filled with hopefuls caught in a back and forth motion of possibilities, the to and fro of the soul living lost in the cobweb created between the pursuit of the fight or the abandonment of illusion. Casey Fallen's debut single, "Hollywood" is like the dark slap in the face of that experience.
The mood is pungent, dark and ever so representative of the true Hollywood experience, the climb to fame and stardom stripped of its glamour. Instead what is revealed is the tone of prevailing truths within the mountain of glitter and lights.
The music is electronic ambient, full of the same dark mystery that rummages through the streets of LA and is only broken with the coming of the dawn. Casey has the ability to transport the listener here, taking an ambient mood of pain in the verses to the chorus with strong angst and drive of electric guitars that provide the true character and substance against a hard beat. Pain reveals the losses - Casey emerges strong in the chorus, questioning the whys that give him drive. Even though the answer is not yet defined, I feel like this tune is a perfect balance of electronic mood, lyrics and rock sensibility - not to mention how in tune the elements of the video are.
This is a perfect package. As a listener, I want to embrace myself within a song's every element, be transported by it without having to wonder or question where it is taking me. Casey's "Hollywood" allows for complete surrender and to me that is what a great song is all about - letting it do all the work while you sit back and enjoy.