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 Jonas Brothers, Majid Jordan, The War On Drugs, and Alec Benjamin.
Join us inside…
Jonas Brothers – Who’s In Your Head
Summer may be gone, but the Jonas Brothers are bringing he heat in their latest tune, ‘Who’s In Your Head.’ This upbeat pop number is all about the funk. Constructed from a groovy guitar, radiating handclaps, and some impressive glass-shattering falsetto, the Jonas Brothers have deliver yet another can’t miss tune.
Majid Jordan – Summer Rain
Majid Jordan is back with its third new single of the year. Yet another infectious tune, this time around, the production relies on 80’s-inspired synths, echoing claps, and deep base. Lyrically, the song is a smooth tale finding a cooling love admits the sweltering heat of the summer. While the moment may be fleeting, ‘Summer Rain’ proves that Majid Jordan is here to stay.
The War On Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore
Serving as the title track for their upcoming album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ this song is a stadium anthem for the ages. Twinkling synths, blazing guitars, and pounding drums pave the way for 80’s synth-pop power ballad that would make the likes of Mutt Lange jealous. Add in those luscious vocal harmonies and it becomes the cherry on top of an already delicious slice of pop perfection.
Alec Benjamin – Older
‘Let Me Down Slowly’ singer Alec Benjamin is getting contemplative on his latest release. ‘Older’ sees the rising superstar reflect on the complexities of life, while learning to transition along with the changes. The emotionally-charged track is carried on a wave of acoustic guitar, a surging backbeat, and rapid fire vocal lines. Easily Benjamin’s best song to date, it is one that surely cannot be missed.
Do you agree with our picks?