Don't Expect Quarantine-Inspired Songs From "Make You Mine" Hitmaker PUBLIC

Camille Santos

Posted at July 12, 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown has not dulled pop-rock act PUBLIC's passion for music. However, don't expect the trio of John Vaughn, Matthew Carter Alvarado, and Ben Lapps to write songs about being in quarantine.

John told MYX during an exclusive interview, "When the quarantine happened and the lockdown happened, I just don’t think we were interested in trying to write songs about being in quarantine."

"I don’t even really wanna listen to songs about being in quarantine. I wanna listen to songs that remind me of when life was more normal, it was more free," he added, which is exactly the vibe that their latest release "Honey In The Summer" make us feel.


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"Honey In The Summer" is the band's newest offering following their viral TikTok moment with 2015 single "Make You Mine" which exploded with over 2.5 million videos on the platform and over 220 million Spotify streams. According to Ben, the breezy, laid-back song is about being single and still having a great time. Give it a listen below:


More on their upcoming releases, Ben said they have been writing a ton of new music during these trying times. John added, "We’ve been creating stuff as if there wasn’t anything going on. I really do think it’s some of the best stuff we’ve written in a while."

Watch the full MYXclusive interview with the band below:

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