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 Zara Larsson, Troye Sivan, Shane Codd, and Taeyeon.
Join us inside…
Zara Larsson & Trevor Daniel – I Need Love
Zara Larsson has recruited singer-songwriter Trevor Daniel for a remix to her song ‘I Need Love.’ Appearing on her ‘Poster Girl’ album, the new incarnation features many similar elements to the original. However, it takes away some of the vocal effects that appeared on it and replaces them with a more stripped-down production. Gentle strums of electric guitar and a soft backbeat lay the groundwork for Larrson and Daniel’s chemistry to shine. A perfect showing of each artists’ talents, they may need love, but we needed this collaboration.
Torye Sivan – Could Cry Just Thinkin About You
While Troye Sivan is no stranger to delivering glorious dance-pop bops, he has always been one to deliver a stunning ballad when the occasion calls for it. Case in point, his most recent single ‘Could Cry Just Thinkin About You.’ Dubbed as his “saddest song ever,” one listen and it’s no wonder why. His echoed vocals paired with the somber drums and guitar help add a layer of immense heartbreak to this post breakup tune. Another gem in his shining pop crown, rarely has Sivan shined as bright as on ‘Could Cry Just Thinkin About You.’
Shane Codd & Charlotte Haining – Always On My Mind
Shane Codd is back and better than ever with his latest single ‘Always On My Mind.’ Packed with his high-energy, piano-driven production – which is complete with hand claps and bouncing synths – Codd and singer Charlotte Haining, join forces to deliver an undeniable bop and one of the best house-pop songs of the year.
Taeyeon – Weekend
Girls Generation member Taeyon is back with new music. This time she is serving up a delectable slice of disco-pop with ‘Weekend.’ Complete with a shimmering guitar, grooving bass, and pulsating drums, ‘Weekend’ is Taeyeon at her absolute pop best. A lovely return from one of pop music’s most compelling stars.
Do you agree with out picks?