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    Make You Mine
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    Make You Mine - Acoustic
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    Honey In The Summer
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For pop-rock three-piece PUBLIC, the global explosion of their single “Make You Mine” seemingly came out of nowhere.
Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio by John Vaughn (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Matthew Carter Alvarado (Bass/Synth/Vocals) and Ben Lapps (Percussion), the trio met in their high school jazz orchestra. Their eclectic interests from disco and funk to punk and classic rock brought and kept them together. Their success playing in their hometown led them to open for Twenty One Pilots and then land their first U.S. tour with fellow Ohio natives Walk the Moon.
Self-released by PUBLIC in 2015, “Make You Mine,” which was both written and produced by the group, really began to gain traction at the start of 2019 after going viral on TikTok. The band accumulated over 2.5 million TikTok videos featuring the track. The success of MYM and working with Jonas Group Entertainment with Kevin Jonas Sr. helped the band garner attention from major labels, ultimately deciding to join Island Records in July 2019.
PUBLIC released a new version of “Make You Mine” (mixed by Grammy Award winners Chris Lord-Alge and mastered by Emily Lazar), becoming the #4 trending track on TikTok, spiking to over 7 million streams each week. It’s since reached over 260 million streams to date. On May 8th, the group released their new single “Honey In The Summer” Co-written and produced by John Fields, this breezy laid-back love song is guaranteed to put you in a good mood.
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