Singer Taylor Swift
Singer Taylor Swift poses at the 15th annual Warner Bros. and InStyle after party, after the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 12, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

The punk goes pop cover of Taylor Swift’s hit song “Blank Space” by a band called I Prevail has gone viral. Posted on YouTube on Dec. 1, 2014, the video titled “I Prevail – Blank Space (Taylor Swift) – Punk Goes Pop Cover” has been viewed more than half a million times since.

For their version of the song “Blank Space,” the Southeast Michigan band I Prevail used two vocalists, one of which has a throaty shout while the other has a punky sneer. Mixed with thunderous drumming and hard guitar riffs, the vocals gave the band’s version of Swift’s hit song original.

One of the members of the I Prevail band is Eric Vanlerberghe, who is a former Rochester College student. Other songs uploaded on the band’s YouTube account are “The Enemy” and “Love, Lust and Liars.”

Meanwhile, “Blank Space” is currently on top of the Billboard Hot 100 list followed by Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars in second place and Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” in third place while Meghan Trainor’s “Lips Are Movin” and “All About That Bass” are in fourth and fifth places respectively. Swift’s “Shake It Off” is currently at number nine.

Watch the punk goes pop “Blank Space” cover by the I Prevail band here:

Credits: YouTube/IPrevailBand

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