Take this Prettymuch Quiz to find out. We update the quiz regularly and it’s the most accurate among the other quizzes.
Of course, boy bands haven’t gone anywhere in the two years after One Direction’s official break. BTS, CNCO, and Why Don’t We have all delivered certified bops, with chart-topping tunes and legions of loyal fans. As such fanbases make their voices heard on social media, groups will be charged with distinguishing themselves from the competition.
So, how can you take a pop-cultural staple, such as the concept of a “boy band,” and make it your own? PrettyMuch’s response is straightforward. Sure, they dance like the Backstreet Boys, sing like *NSync, and, like 1D before them, ignore the idea of matching clothing. But it’s the last truth that speaks to their uniqueness: members Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara, and Austin Porter aren’t afraid to discuss their musical influences and how these influences converge to form Prettymuch. Also, you must try to play this Prettymuch Quiz.
They can harmonize like no one else — just listen to the first minute of “Open Arms” — and Prettymuch understands that their strength resides in their individual voices and experiences coming together as one. However, reducing them to brief soundbites or go-to cliches would miss the point of what Prettymuch is trying to accomplish as a group. To that end, Teen Vogue recently sat down with them to discuss their explosive 2017 and why they’re welcoming the “male band” concept with…you guessed it…open arms.
On January 17, 2021, the band announced the release of a new song that week, uploading the cover art with the title obscured by asterisks (stars). “Stars,” along with a music video, was uploaded to all streaming platforms five days later. Smackables, PrettyMuch’s label debut EP, was released on the same day. The EP was released a week later, on January 29, accompanied by a music video for “Parking Spot,” which starred actress and model Alexia Castillo.
- Brandon Arreaga
- Edwin Honoret
- Austin Porter
- Nick Mara
- Zion Kuwonu
About the quiz
In an interview with GQ, it was announced that “Corpus Christi,” a song previously considered to be on the original Smackables EP, will be included in a deluxe edition of Smackables. This also functioned as an unofficial announcement of Smackables at the same time (Deluxe Version). The music video for “Lonely” aired on PrettyMuch’s YouTube account on February 19. Sire Records published the deluxe version of the Smackables EP on February 26, 2021. The deluxe EP includes “Corpus Christi,” a song written primarily by Brandon Arreaga and produced by Lido, as well as “Smackables,” the long-awaited title track teased by the band in several YouTube videos throughout 2020.
PrettyMuch announced a “Smackables EP Release Party” organized by Moment House prior to the release of Smackables (Deluxe Edition). To satisfy their global admirers, the release party was staged in three installments, each for a different region of the world on March 4 or 5th, 2021. The celebration included the band performing three songs from the whole Smackables EP (“Stars”, “Parking Spot”, and “Smackables”) and doing brief comments on three of them (“Free”, “Lonely”, and “Corpus Christi”) for fans, as well as a special premiere of the “Corpus Christi” music video. Boni Mata directed the official “Corpus Christi” video, which was released on March 9, 2021. On March 16, PrettyMuch played their song “Stars” on Good Morning America.