"2 Poor Kids" begins Ruth B's debut EP, The Intro
. In our interview with the 20-year-old singer-songwriter
, she explained the event that motivated her to write the song. "I was on a bus one day going home from school. Two kids got on the bus and the girl wasn't wearing shoes and she had on a tank top - it was still pretty cold out," she said. "Everyone was looking at them kind of funny, but they seemed to be oblivious to everyone else, and didn't really care. It was before I started writing songs, but I remember thinking, Wow. Someone can make a movie about these guys
, because they just didn't care about what anyone else thought."
She continued, "I was inspired by that because I don't think that's common nowadays. Everyone cares about what's going on, but these guys just didn't, so that's where '2 Poor Kids' came from."