Rich Boy

Album: single release only (2017)
Charted: 60

Songfacts®:

  • This started as a snippet sung by the daughter of a songwriter that Galantis knew. The duo kept working on this piece by piece, which then came together like a jigsaw puzzle. Galantis' Christian Karlsson recalled to Billboard magazine:

    "This sample came from vocals from eight year-old. We completely fell in love with it and then we started working from there and making it into as full song. Piece by piece it became 'Rich Boy.'

    We actually had a similar situation when we did 'No Money,' which was based on a song by a 10-year-old boy. We didn't do it on purpose. Maybe because we worked with a young boy that sparked something in our mind. We just got that little piece of vocal and thought it was amazing and tired to make it into a song."
  • Both this song and "No Money" touch on ideas of wealth. Karlsson said: "'No Money' is about not having money and 'Rich Boy' is about not needing it, or not needing a rich boy. I don't think it's a conscious thing. It's a coincidence."

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