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
"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."