The Pop Stop: Victoria Justice, Sigrid, & More Deliver This Week’s Hidden Gems

Published: Saturday 29th May 2021 by Ryan

Readers of That Grape Juice know how passionate we are about music – whether that be past or present.

However, unlike our other segments – Retro Rewind, TGJ Replay, and From The Vault – The Pop Stop is the most in-depth look at Pop songs that may have flown under the radar over the last week that you should know, rather they be from music’s biggest stars or those on the rise.

This week, we want to highlight cuts from Victoria Justice, Sigrid, Sarah Barrios, and Picture This.

Join us inside…

Victoria Justice – Too F****n’ Nice

The star of the Nickelodeon show ‘Victorious,’ Victoria Justice is ready for her return to the spotlight and with her latest single, she may get there. Built around distorted guitars, thumping synths, and a clap beat, ‘Too F****n’ Nice’ sees the former teen star lyrically explore the difficulties of being too nice. A delicious slice of West Coast Pop, ‘Too F****n’ Nice’ is Justice’s shining return to the spotlight and an even more brilliant statement.


Sigrid – Mirror

All rise for the stunning return of Norway’s brightest star, Sigrid. No stranger to emotional anthems, she delivers another one and arguably one of her best. After the “resurgence” of disco over the past year with artists such as Dua Lipa and Kylie Minogue, Sigrid does them one better on this groovy track. Lush strings, dancing synths, and a clap-based backbeat, this track was built for roller rinks and bell-bottom jeans in the best way possible. A true ode to Disco, from one of Pop’s most dazzling artists, ‘Mirror’ as authentic and dazzling as the star who made it.


Sarah Barrios – I H8 EVERY1

Sarah Barrios has been making waves with her brand of sleek, acoustic-leaning Pop and now she is ready to send a tsunami through the industry with her latest song ‘I H8 EVERY1.’ Just as Disco has made a comeback, so has Pop-punk and this song is the perfect showcase as to why. A rip-roaring guitar opens this track and it only gets more intense from there as the pulsating drums come in, giving this song the heartbeat of a true Pop-punk anthem. A contender for one of the best songs of the year, ‘I H8 EVERY1’ is an anthem for the ages that will surely go down in the Pop-punk history books.


Picture This – If Ever However Whenever Forever

Irish Pop-rock band Picture This has been putting out bangers for the last few years and their latest could be their strongest release yet. Soft guitars pave the way for Ryan Hennessy‘s voice to float over the atmospheric synths. Contemplative and emotional, ‘If Ever However Whenever Forever’ is the perfect song for those nights alone and evokes visions of sitting on the beach as the sun sets gently over the rolling waves. Simply put, if the dictionary included a song next to the word “gorgeous” it would be this one.


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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) May 29, 2021

    All these basic white gurls newcomers…. They all looking boring… the last talented white gurl I seen was Lady gaga who wrote her own songs, can sing can dance💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

    • Shayla Queen 👑 May 29, 2021

      And Lana Del Rey! 💯💋

      • Extract May 29, 2021

        Lana is boring she’ll never be on Gaga’s level imbcel keep quiet

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 29, 2021

        Boring to small-brained morons who need a dance beat from Lady Gaga to enjoy music.

      • No lies May 30, 2021

        Sis she’s right lana hasn’t been exciting in a minute she unintentionally puts me to sleep honestly

  2. Keyword May 29, 2021

    Ew. two bland basic nobody b******. Just like Lana del rea a complete yawn fest 💤

  3. Keyword May 30, 2021

    Yea. I see them both as two new great installments to the dry 1 trick Betty club.

    She’ll be joined with the likes of Carly Rae yawnson lana del snooze and BORde

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) May 30, 2021

      STFU beeeeetch💅🏿💅🏿 We stan Carly Rae jepsen. She had more bops than your filthy armpit hairs 🤳🏿🤳🏿 She just need a great team like dua lipa. 🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿 F u c k u only fact – Nicky – trash bish – tyty- u funny h o e – fake Marilyn fake Shayla 💇🏿‍♀️💇🏿‍♀️💇🏿‍♀️

  4. Ye May 30, 2021

    These girls just arent interesting they’re all giving that try hardl boring folky music like lanas been serving for years now, look how far it’s gotten her lanas a complete bore and a flop

  5. Taylorocks May 30, 2021

    What are they giving? I’m sorry to say but they’ll end up on the flop side of the industry for sure just like Katy did later on. But she’ll be there with her Natasha betingfeild and Lana. I didn’t even know Lana was still making music tbh loool

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