In early 2016, the boys retreated to Wall of Sound Studios in the small and secluded town of Riley, Michigan to work with trusted producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler. With nearly two years on the road under their collective belt, the group had fully realized their style, merging entrancing hooks and a powerful and pummeling sonic backdrop.
'On the EP, we were all getting to know each other s style,' says Brian Burkheiser. 'We spent a year working on it without ever launching publicly. We wanted to make the best impression possible. Then when we put it out, we spent the next year-and-a-half doing everything we could to promote it. Writing Lifelines was such a different experience. We had so much more time to grow together and really had a clear vision for the sound we wanted to create on the album.'
'Lifelines are a great visual for certain points in your life,' adds Lee Runsestad. 'It's a line you can't go backward from or ignore. For us, the path split from the moment we all created I Prevail.'