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Turns Out, Tom Sandoval Wasn't Just Inspired by Ariana's Butt for His "Touch In Public" Video...

The #PumpRules SURver gets real about his new track and music video. 

By Jocelyn Vena
Tom Sandoval Shares the Inspiration Behind "T.I.P."

Have you ever been out on the town and felt really excited to be partying? Have you ever wished there was a song that sums up that exact emotion for you? Well, now there is, courtesy of Tom Sandoval. Earlier this week, the Vanderpump Rules SURver gifted the world with the track, "Touch In Public," from his band, Charles McMansion. The funky tune might be an ode to PDA (and Ariana Madix's butt), but it was also inspired by something else.

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"Isaac [Kappy], my partner, he hit me up with the hook. And we had been writing different stuff and trying to decide which direction we wanted to go and what we wanted to start with for our first project," Tom told The Daily Dish. "And then he just sent me a recording of 'Hey, let's touch in public...' And then I went over his house, and I started thinking about it."

It was that brainstorm that led to the uptempo anthem. "Basically the idea behind the song is, have you ever just had an amazing day? Such an amazing day, that you go somewhere, whether it's a bar or club anything, and you hear music and you're just vibing off of it," he said. "And not everyone else is quite on your level. So you're looking around and you see somebody, and they're kind of on the same level as you. And you guys have this moment of, 'Yes! It's a good day to be alive. This is awesome.' And you sort of connect on that. And then because you're energy is so awesome and positive, it becomes contagious and everyone else just sort of starts to vibe off your energy and that's the idea of the song."

It's that, and, of course, Ariana's derriere. "This line, 'Hey, let's touch in public. Is your ass good luck cause I want to rub it,' is definitely inspired by Ariana because I love rubbing her butt. [Laughs.]" And, in case you were wondering, that's how a muse is created. - With reporting by Crystal Puccio

Check out the full music video for "Touch In Public," below. 

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