Mystery Friends “Public Figures” – If Summer Had a Sound

With a groovy guitar lick opening this upbeat, energetic song, it’s easy for listeners to quickly lose themselves in “Public Figures.” This song radiates beach vibes with lively guitar playing and powerful vocals. The music fades right before the chorus, prepping the listener before diving into an even groovier beat than we started with. The zest builds before sliding back into the beach vibes that got us engaged at the beginning. If you’re looking for a dance-worthy, uplifting, summer anthem this year, I’ve got good news for you — your search is over.


Mystery Friends is a band rooted in the Washington, DC-music tradition while forging its own path forward. Since forming in 2016, the band finds its sound from a variety of influences, but they all fit together like a weird, wonderful puzzle. The band has been likened to Chvrches and Talking Heads, among others, but never looks to copy someone else’s sound. Combining powerful vocals, angular guitars, woozy synths, and a funky rhythm section, Mystery Friends makes moderately danceable rock music for a time when people need a reason to dance.

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