Top of the World

Album: The Phoenix (2012)
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  • Raghav wrote this song as a response to the negativity that he sometimes feels is filling the world. He wanted to write an uplifting track that made listeners feel good when they heard it, saying in our 2012 interview: "I wanted to keep something that was very positive, that made sure people could forget what was going on. It's almost deflective about what's going on in your real life and just feels like, whatever you're feeling in that moment or whatever, that record inspires you to feel is at least positive."
  • While riding in the back of a cab in Vancouver in 2012, Raghav heard this song come on the radio station 105.1 The Beat. We asked the Canadian singer/rapper if it was weird for him to hear himself on the radio and he responded: "It used to be really weird. Obviously, I've had a career now in the business for a few years. It's not so much weird. But I will say it's very rewarding every time you hear it, that an idea that was once just a melody in your head or a beat on your computer is now a finished product that anyone who has a radio dial can listen to. It's a pretty awesome feeling."


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