"Trust Fund Baby" was a hit right from the beginning. This week, pop boy band Why Don't We released the song written by Ed Sheeran.
The California-based pop group came out with their new EP, Invitation, around December last year before their hyped performance at the iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball tour alongside Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Camila Cabello. This month, they finally released a new single.
The Perfect Woman
"Trust Fund Baby" is produced by Steve Mac, another hitmaker whose work includes "Shape of You" by Sheeran and "Strip That Down" by former One Direction member Liam Payne.
In the song, the boys talk about the kind of girls they want to meet: independent and career-driven ladies. In short, they do not want girls whose only claim to fame is they were born rich.
"Want a girl with common sense, who's dripping with competence," the boys sing, "Don't wanna die to get rich but she love Fifty Cent."
This is not the first time that Sheeran wrote a song and handed it to another artist. The Grammy-winning artist also famously penned the song "Little Things" performed by British band One Direction and included in the album Take Me Home. Sheeran also helped pen several other major pop hits such as Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself."
Next Big Boy Band
In the span of two years, Why Don't We has released a total of five EPs. Invitation, their most popular work yet, broke into the Billboard 200 last year.
The group also landed on the number 1 spot of iTunes' overall album chart, beating the likes of Sheeran, The Killers, and Imagine Dragons.
— Why Don't We (@whydontwemusic) September 27, 2017
Their song "These Girls" released last year already has over 38 million views on YouTube. Their other singles are equally as successful.
The group is already working on a full-length album that is scheduled to be released later this year. The quintet made up of Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron will also go on tour in the coming months.
In a previous interview, the group talked about becoming the next boy band and competing with more established groups such as PrettyMuch and BTS.
"If you think about it, back when 'NSYNC and Backstreet Boys were going, you had 98 Degrees, LFO and a bunch of different groups in America alone who were out at the same time and all successful," Lucero said about the competition. "There's millions of people out in the world and the market is huge."