“I Prevail” begins with an ominous instrumental phrase, driven forward by pseudo-militaristic percussion, which serves to establish an over-arching tone of relentless empowerment that is only substantiated through the song’s opening line, “Coming back from the dead again.” Throughout the track’s duration such lyrics as, “Behind this loaded gun/ I prevail in the long run,” “Life works in funny ways/ But somehow I am stronger than yesterday,” and “Everyone wants to watch you crash/ On the flipside I’m reviving what I said that I’m taking back,” echo the message of self-acceptance and strength in the face of life’s challenges.
However, despite solid instrumentals and incredible lyrics the most noteworthy element of “I Prevail,” and the Prevail EP in general, is vocalist Hope Vista’s intensity and raw prowess as a true rock and roll singer. In every line and phrase of her powerhouse performance, she conveys a massive amount of passion and carefully-cultivated talent that leaves listeners in a speech-less state of awe. Furthermore, Nick Thompson, a featured vocalist on the track, contributes an invigorating phrase, which only adds to the strength of the song’s sentiment.
Overall, Hope Vista perfectly represents something that we do not have nearly enough of in the music industry; a legitimate female rock singer with meaningful lyrics and more than enough talent to spare.
The Prevail EP can be purchased here, and be sure to check Hope Vista out on Twitter and Facebook. Additionally, tickets for her upcoming New Jersey and New York shows are available here.