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 Kim Petras, Joshua Bassett, Grimes, and Hippo Campus.
Join us inside…
Kim Petras – Coconuts
After sharing the absolute banger that is ‘Future Starts Now’ over the summer, alt-pop queen Kim Petras is back with her latest song, ‘Coconuts.’ The track is a colorful disco-infused pop track complete with a grooving bass line, danceable synths, and distorted keys. Pure fun from start to finish, Petras continues to prove that she is not only one of the best in the game right now, but also one of the smartest.
Joshua Bassett – Crisis
Serving as the first track on his three-part single, ‘Crisis’ is an acoustic pop tune with a stirring guitar progression, a soft backbeat, and gentle drums. Taking aim at an ex with his side of the story, Bassett pleads with them to tell the truth. Bassett’s growth and maturity as an artist is on full-display, adding a layer of depth to the song. Emotional from the beginning, he has managed to craft a must-hear tune, one that is a promising start for a bright future in music.
Grimes – Player Of Games
Futuristic pop sensation Grimes has returned to bless us with her latest tune, ‘Player Of Games.’ This electro-pop tune contains plenty of synths, making for a club-ready song. On ‘Player Of Games,’ Grimes only continues to prove why she is one of the most visionary pop stars in the game right now.
Hippo Campus – Semi Pro
Alternative band Hippo Campus is on a roll. The group has shared the second offering from their upcoming ‘LP3’ album that is due out next year. Entitled ‘Semi Pro’ the song is an indie pleaser built around relaxed drums, tinges of keyboard, and flickers of electric guitar. A true indie-pop gem, ‘Semi Pro’ stands among the group’s strongest work to date.
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