I Prevail may have sparked their career with their cover of “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, but they are in no way just a cover band.
I Prevail gained lots of notoriety two years ago from their crowd-pleasing cover for the popular “Punk Goes” series. Having over 20 million views on the video, I Prevail soon started to gain personal success and a massive fan base.
With a new album set to release this summer, the band are more excited than their fans for it’s arrival.
“We have matured as a band and really feel confident in the sound we are going to present on this album,” said I Prevail frontman Brian Burkheiser about their upcoming release. “We feel great about the record, we hope it can do big things for our career.”
Having lots of confidence in their first full-length album, Burkheiser has hopes for fans to recognize I Prevail as a band that surpasses their Swift cover.
“It’s been pretty nuts to see the views rack up on “Blank Space”, I don’t think any of us really ever expected it,” said Burkheiser. “It was a great gateway for us to really gain a core fan base.”
Despite the perks from the cover, I Prevail are now starting to move past it with the hopes that fans will focus on their original material.
“We are ready to show everyone we are here to stay and aren’t just a “cover” band,” said Burkheiser.
This summer, the band is heading out on their “Strike The Match Tour” with The White Noise, My Enemies and I and Bad Seed Rising. The high point of this tour for them is connecting with their fan base.
“[There’s] nothing like traveling around the country and meeting all the people you come in communication with online,” he said. “We plan to get real rowdy this summer.”
With their EP Heart vs Mind released last year and their new album on the way, I Prevail have lots of new original songs to showcase for their career as well as play on their new tour.
With the new album to be released soon, I Prevail have fought through various issues to get the album how they wanted it to be including production and song choices.
“Plenty of hurdles were brought upon us in this whole process whether it was deciding on a producer, or having to pick which songs would make or not make the album, but we pushed through it all and have a product we’re elated about,” said Burkheiser.
The band have not strayed far from their roots in sound, and are following the same route of passionate songwriting with a personal background for the record.
“Expect a few tracks that will dive into some really emotional messages,” said Burkheiser.
Overall, the band have high hopes for what their new album has to offer to their fan base, and their future with a new, improved I Prevail.
Photo credit: Lindsey Byrnes