I Prevail – Lifelines
by Dave Schwartz

I Prevail is one of those come out of nowhere, a 3-year long overnight success story that you hear so much about.  After forming in Southfield, Michigan in 2013, Brian Burkheiser (clean vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (unclean vocals), Steve Menoian (lead guitar) and Jordan Berger (rhythm guitar) spent many long nights rehearsing and tireless days working odd jobs.  They were writing and recording what would become their first EP, “Heart vs. Mind.”

After posting a cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" to YouTube in December 2014 the band received a welcome surprise – the song went viral.  Not long after I Prevail were charting on Billboard.  "Blank Space" peaked at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 23 on the US Mainstream Rock Songs chart.  As of June 2016, the song had reached over 20 million YouTube views.  

The EP was released and soon a tour was in the works.  On March 12, 2015 rhythm guitarist Jordan Berger left the band due to other commitments.  I Prevail added touring members, Tony Camposeo on bass and Dylan Bowman on rhythm guitar, and headed out on tour.  A year later the band is still on the road and just releasing their first full length record, “Lifelines.”

I caught up with Vanlerberghe and edit Camposeo of I PREVAIL discuss their new record, “Lifelines,” the success of their EP (Heart Vs. Mind) and the excitement of their upcoming world tour.

No. Title Length
1 "Scars"   3:49
2 "Stuck in Your Head"   3:34
3 "Lifelines"   3:21
4 "Come and Get It"   3:01
5 "Chaos"   3:32
6 "Alone"   3:41
7 "Outcast"   3:04
8 "Rise"   3:14
9 "Already Dead" 2:40
10 "Pull the Plug" 3:17
11 "One More Time" 3:13
12 "My Heart I Surrender" 3:27
13 "Worst Part of Me"   3:52

I Prevail - Lifelines 

Oct 21, 2016

Fearless Records


DaBelly Host:

Dave Schwartz

I Prevail:
Brian Burkheiser - clean vocals
Eric Vanlerberghe - unclean vocals
Steve Menoian - lead guitar
Lee Runestad - drums
Dylan Bowman - rhythm guitar
Tony Camposeo - bass guitar

Filmed On Location:
The Marquee Theater

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