Behind The Song: PUBLIC – “4Her”

Cincinnati-based indie pop band PUBLIC–John Vaughn (vocals, guitar), Ben Lapps (drums) and Matthew Alvarado (bass)–may not be on your radar yet, but they need to be. If you’ve been to see twenty one pilots, Walk The Moon or Young The Giant within the past few years, chances are you’ve already seen PUBLIC perform. There’s something special in their music that makes an instant fan out of anyone who listens to just one song. We guarantee that after hearing their new track “4Her,” you won’t be able to stop.

Check out what Alvarado has to say about the new song and stream it below.

“When it comes to relationships, the majority of us tend to take the same road; the easiest one, the most comfortable option. In today’s day and age, it’s the equivalent of being friends with benefits, where there are no obligations, no strings attached. We live for being the ones needed by others, because the aspect of needing someone makes us vulnerable, and being vulnerable scares us. That’s where “4Her” is; the uncomfortable area, that area where we can get hurt. It’s a place safeguarded by questions made to second guess ourselves. It’s that terrifying, yet exhilarating obstacle that holds us back from taking that final leap. The hardest part is in understanding that the other side might not hold exactly what we’ve been waiting for, but we’ll never know unless we take that chance.”


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