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Galantis "No Money" Review: 'Pharmacy' Duo Deliver Another Dance-Pop Smash
Swedish dance-pop super-duo Galantis have released their brand new song "No Money." Co-written by Digital Farm Animals and Bullysongs, the track is another piece of dance-pop mastery from the pair of Christian Karlsson, aka Bloodshy of Miike Snow and Linus Elköw, also known as Style of Eye. and the first original since their 2015 album Pharmacy.
Short and sweet, Galantis keep this to just three minutes, packing the track with as many singable moments and catchy hooks as they can. They succeed in putting together another infections instrumental, highlighted by a high-pitched steel drum, four on the floor bass line and simple, yet effective piano melody. With the vocal, it all comes together into another big track from Galantis with radio appeal.
Vocals from a young 12 year old Reece sing the catchy and triumphant vocals about standing up to a bully who tried to take your money. "Sorry I ain't got no money I'm not trying to be funny but I left it all at home today / You can call me what you wanna I ain't giving you a dollar, this time I ain't gonna run away / You might knock me down, you might knock me down, but I will get back up again / You can call it how you wanna I ain't giving you a dollar, this time I ain't gonna run away, run away, run away," Reece sings in the main verse.
Galantis explained how the song came together in various cities across the world in a statement.
"We experimented for quite some time on this one; it was one of those Galantis enigma puzzles where you just have to keep on trying piece by piece to get it right. Started the chord progression in Silver Lake LA, built the body in Sukhumvit, Bangkok, and finished it off in the Stockholm archipelago," explains Galantis. "It feels like the track has a flavor of each place actually. Finally, 12 year old Reece delivered the vocal in perfect manner and we knew we had something we really loved."
2016 will probably be a down year for Galantis as Karlsson focuses on Miike Snow following the release of their new album iii in March, The group is touring extensively right now and has a large list of festival gigs this summer across North America and Europe.
Pick up "No Money" on iTunes.