For years, I Prevail teased their fans by dropping singles every so often. The last full album released was titled Trauma and dropped in 2019. I Prevail began their music journey in 2013. The band released the album Heart Vs. Mind in 2014 and a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” The band grew quickly and dropped their album Lifelines in 2016. True Power, their most recent album, is an amazing album that shows what they are capable of while allowing for room to grow.
This new album gives the same rock feel fans are used to, with a new style introduced on one specific song titled “FWYTYK.” The message the band pushes mainly focuses on mental health and wellbeing, handling toxic people and dealing with your emotions.
I Prevail starts their album off strong with a song titled “There’s Fear In Letting Go.” It discusses pushing yourself to be the best you can be and be unafraid of who you are even when nothing is permanent in life. The song is what you would expect from the emo rock band; the guitar rips beautifully accent the grungy vocals.
So far, my favorite song on this album has to be “Body Bag.” In this song, they are vocalizing that no matter how you spend your life, we will all pass in the end. The chorus has almost a punk rock vibe to it. “Behold your empire of dirt” is a very memorable lyric in this piece.
I Prevail always writes songs that their target audience can relate to. Many of their fans can relate to their new song “Self Destruction.” This song pushes the agenda about working ourselves to death until we die. In the chorus they say “We go 24-7 until we’re six feet deep. Head in the clouds but our heart’s concrete. Burn the whole thing down while they got cold feet. Yeah they can try and copy but they can’t compete.”
For rock fans that can’t digest screaming, “Bad Things” and “Deep End” are not as aggressive as their other songs volume wise. They both have a softer-rock feel for a majority of the song.
Jumping to the song that is definitely a different genre, “FWYTYK” still has their signature sound but with a blend of rock and dubstep. It is very rap heavy which isn’t entirely uncommon for I Prevail. The message in this song focuses on not listening to what others have to say. Much of the time, those criticisms are wrong about you. I believe that I Prevail absolutely rocked this new genre mix.
True Power is a great example of the work I Prevail has been putting in over the years. I am enjoying this album and each song is so different from the next. The variety is wonderfully done. I look forward to seeing them in concert again, when they come to Atlanta on Sept. 28.
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