I Prevail announces new album 'Trauma' and Upcoming Tour; Releases singles "Bow Down" and "Breaking Down"
Author: Erica Doubek
"To everyone who doubted..."
A fitting line from I Prevail to announce their new single "Bow Down"; a solitary lyric pulled from this song that delivers their message perfectly. After years of waiting, I Prevail comes out strong with a single that hits hard and distinctly embodies the band's unique sound. Sections of the song cease the hard, in-your-face rock for just a breath of a moment; a silent second between the words "Bow" and "Down" that stops your heart just to restart it harder than before.
Just a few days after the release of this single and it's music video, the band dropped yet another single off their newly announced album "Trauma". This single, entitled "Breaking Down", addresses a deeper and more sensitive topic. This song and video tell a very personal story from Brian himself, as can be witnessed in a message at the end of the music video.
This is a personal story of depression - the ups and downs of it all, the struggles to feel right with the world you're in and, sometimes even harder, to feel right with yourself. It is a powerful song that has begun to elicit endless emotional responses and commentary of people sharing their own stories. This song creates a safe place to be honest - honest with yourself and the world, honest in a way that is terrifying to admit and paralyzing to cope with at times.
In a world where everyone stays quiet and alone in their emotions and their struggles, I Prevail does not disappoint; they have embraced this topic of conversation and created a song that blasts into the hard days to remind you of one important truth - you are not alone. This album is a masterpiece that will instill the feeling of power, of control, of strength, of community, and most importantly - of hope.
As this album is released in full on 03/29, the band just announced they will be setting out on a tour that you will not want to miss, accompanied by Issues and Justin Stone. Catch them and witness these new songs firsthand! VIP packages are already available; tickets go on sale on 03/08 - check below for more info:
Author - John Indiveri
The Kalamazoo, Michigan based Boy Becomes Hero (Andrew Brittingham) is bringing to life his post-hardcore debut LP 'Reverie' on February 28th. The album takes listeners on a journey of a character named “Tsukuyo” as he battles evils; both past, present and future. Narrated by “Katsuben” (Kurt Davis), the journey follows Tsukuyo (Andrew Brittingham) and his battle to overcome these evils.
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This 10 track concept LP will feature epic anthems and melodic breakdowns as well as feature vocals from Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost), Kurt Travis (Royal Coda, ex-Dance Gavin Dance), and Sam Kohl (ex-Sea in the Sky).
This project is particularly personal to Andrew as he had battled addiction for over 10 years, getting sober in 2017 and struggling to find his place in the music world. Now with clarity, Andrew has found his calling with 'Reverie'; his way to give back.
Full Reverie Track listing:
1: Exordium (feat. Kurt Travis and Darina Kayukova)
2: Perspicacity (feat. Garret Rapp)
4: Expatiate (feat. Darina Kayukova)
7:Abeyance (feat. Darina Kayukova)
8: Deluge (feat. Aaron Gillespie & Sam Kohl)
9: Delectation (feat. Kurt Travis & Garret Rapp)
Andrew and Boy Becomes Hero have partnered with To Write Love on Her Arms on the “Gravity Initiative” T-Shirt which will be available online both individually and as part of pre-order bundles. 100% of proceeds from the shirt and bundles plus another 10% of all additional album sales will be donated to To Write Love on Her Arms to help further their mission.
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'Reverie' is available for pre-order now at www.boybecomeshero.com and be sure to follow them on their social channels:
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