Eric & Dylan of I Prevail Talk Fenway Park, Life on the Road, Covering Taylor Swift and More on WAAF

July 26, 2019

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, I Prevail is one of the latest rising stars in rock. With their album TRAUMA making waves across the country, vocalist Eric Vanlerberghe and guitarist Dylan Bowman joined Mistress Carrie for their live debut interview in the WAAF studio.

During their visit, we learned that Eric once snuck into Fenway park by posing as a facility worker with nothing but a walkie-talkie. "Whatever event was going on was packing up and leaving. They were wearing walkies and stuff like that, so I grabbed one of our walkies and just walked in," says Eric. "While they were tearing down tables and chairs, I took a lap in the park, and if someone stops me I'll be like, 'Oh, I didn't know.'"

"Surprisingly you can get into a lot of places [with a walkie-talkie]," adds Dylan.

They also discussed the band's decision to cover "Black Space" by Taylor Swift, which did not register at first because their version was so heavy. "We heard a couple of songs [on her album 1989] and we were like, 'Oh, this one's sick. We can make this cool.'" Although the pop singer did not respond to the band, the members of I Prevail are very grateful to her for allowing them to cover her song, even though they have to pay her royalties on it too. "You're welcome for helping you out on that downpaying on your house," jokes Eric. "But if she is listening, she's probably also going, 'It's a drop in the bucket sweetie,'" adds Dylan.

Listen to Mistress Carrie's full interview with Eric & Dylan of I Prevail below!