The Pop Stop: Zara Larsson, Niall Horan & Anne-Marie, & More Deliver This Week’s Hidden Gems

Published: Saturday 22nd 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 Niall Horan and Anne-Marie, Zara Larsson, Jonas Brothers and Marshmello, and Years & Years and Kylie Minogue.

Join us inside…

Zara Larsson – Last Summer

Zara Larsson’s ‘Poster Girl’ era is far from over. On her latest version of the album – dubbed the ‘Summer Edition’ – the music superstar shared new tracks along with revamped versions of songs previously included on the album. Buried in the middle of new music lies one of her most melodic and dance-worthy songs: ‘Last Summer.’ Packed to the brim with sparkling 80’s-inspired synths and a propulsive backbeat, ‘Last Summer’ is retro in the best way possible. One listen and it will have you longing for the days of big hair, leg warmers, and neon colors, just as she longs for “last summer.” A true gem that managed to shine the brightest in an already golden album, ‘Last Summer’ is Larsson at her peak.

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Niall Horan & Anne-Marie – Our Song

They say that the wait is worth it, and in the case of Niall Horan and Anne-Marie’s ‘Our Song’ it indeed was worth it. The former One Direction member teams up with the international Pop star for this catchy mid-tempo track that details the aftermath of a breakup, where something as simple as a song has the pair reliving the best moments of their relationship. The duo’s chemistry is palpable throughout, enhancing the push-and-pull of the waves of emotion. Their gorgeous harmonizing and captivating hook will have this song stuck in your head days, not unlike those flashbacks of your previous relationship. As stunning as it is heartbreaking, ‘Our Song’ sees Niall and Anne-Marie reach for new heights in the pits of heartbreak.

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Jonas Brothers & Marshmello – ‘Leave Before You Love Me’

The Jonas Brothers have added a new member to the family: EDM mega-star Marshmello. Together, they join forces for one of the most wistful pop ballads of the year. Anchored by distorted electric guitars, handclaps, and an 80’s-inspired groove that is destined to shatter the hearts of its listeners. While it is the type of sound that could have been found on Nick’s most recent album – ‘Spaceman’ – ‘Leave Before You Love Me’ proves that the brothers are always strongest when they are together and not apart.

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Years & Years & Kylie Minogue – ‘Starstruck’

Years & Years has joined forces with one of the Pop greats – Kylie Minogue – for a remix of its song: ‘Starstruck.’ Built around humming synths and tight drums, the production lays the ground for an absolute serotonin-boosting blast of Pop that repeatedly builds to an even more euphoric chorus. A confection of pure Pop magnificence, ‘Starstruck’ is both artists in their sweetest of spots.

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  1. Keyword May 22, 2021

    All these acts relating music or either working on their debut to perfection before a release .

    And That’s what artist do, artists aren’t ugly flops with 12 flop singles ugly horselike face cancelled tours with flop albums.

    🤳 COVÍD cabelly is over!

    • Keyword May 22, 2021

      Releasing*
      Flopmila cabelly is going nowhere FAST
      We know that’s right ✅

    • Shayla Queen 👑 May 22, 2021

      If she’s so over, then does her name keep frothing like foam out of your dirty fücking mouth?

    • Keyword May 22, 2021

      Why don’t you ask that same question to your other trol account ..crackstooooon . It’s funny this profile never saying this him when he talks about Normani, mentioning her on posts that have nothing to do with her, I wonder why? 🥴

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 22, 2021

        Who gives a flying fück about a flop one-single having artist?

    • Keyword May 22, 2021

      Stfu and take accountability keep the same energy for everyone on This site including your other troll accounts, now go swallow a nasty tampon.youre worth that 💋

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 22, 2021

        And you’re not 💋

    • Clarks0o00ñ May 22, 2021

      The self drag.
      😂😂

      Normani has been solo for 4 years now, no album out, only 1 single that flopped after all the hype.

      canola’s flops are more successful than normani’s biggest solo hits.

      Liar- 380 million streams
      Motivation- 250 million streams

      😂😂

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) May 23, 2021

      @Keyword STFU beeeetch 💅🏿💅🏿 I see u only flop, #WAP, Nicky, ughhh. You are the one who has 100+ troll accounts. FOH! 🤳🏿🤳🏿A troll ass like you needs to be taken down ASAP. I hope you die from Kung fu virus 🦠

  2. Shayla Queen 👑 May 22, 2021

    Lana’s three singles this week were the ish! 🔥

    • Keyword May 22, 2021

      No, they weren’t they’re flops no ones checking for Lana, none of those songs are seeing billboard you’re delusional

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 22, 2021

        Her albums always do. Chemtrails is the fastest selling vinyl album of the century. Get it right, spünk rag.

      • Keyword May 22, 2021

        Blabla bla no ones cares about that the gp has spoken and no one cares about lama

        Alsooo where is it on billboard?? you std riddin troll?? Riddle me that? Lamas a flop and you’re a loser with nothing but troll accounts on a blog . keep crying 🤳🥰💋

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 22, 2021

        Born to Die is even still on the Billboard 200 after 393 weeks – making it one of the longest running albums on Billboard ever. You sound ignorant.

      • Keyword May 22, 2021

        Oh my god so? The GP IS NOT checking on this snoozefest no talent having h0 Girl stop crying no one cares about Lana she’s not a main pop girl and will never be shes a flop and she’s fricken boring ashell

      • Keyword May 22, 2021

        All of her songs tanked sit down

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 22, 2021

        You asked where she is on the Billboard 200, dopey, ashy höe. She’s above the main pop girls, she’s not trying to be one, they don’t have an album chart for 393 weeks on Billboard. Lana is Queen.

      • Keyword May 23, 2021

        No, Lana is boring and a flop. PERIODT

      • Shayla Queen 👑 May 23, 2021

        Keep talking about yourself. We don’t care.

  3. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) May 22, 2021

    Yesssss❤️ My baby Niall. He’s the most innocent boy from 1D. Heart break weather is a timeless bop! It deserved to be #1💅🏿💅🏿

    • Shayla Queen 👑 May 22, 2021

      Yaaaaaaaas love Niall! I have the blue vinyl of Heartbreak Weather! Arms of a Stranger and San Francisco are my favorite songs on that album 🔥

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) May 23, 2021

        Yesss, he’s such a sweet boy. He’s like that kinda of guy who will telling you “take it easy on me” when i sucking his d I c k ❤️ I love small talk, everywhere, still. He’s so underrated but I saw his online concert event. His live was terrible tho😔

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