The Pop Stop: Kim Petras, Caroline Polachek, & More Deliver This Week’s Hidden Gems

Published: Saturday 12th Feb 2022 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 Kim Petras, Caroline Polachek, Alexander 23, and Orville Peck.

Join us inside…

Kim Petras – Treat Me Like A Slut

After sharing the provocative ‘Coconuts’ back in December of last year, Kim Petras continues her sex-positive message on her exquisite new EP ‘Slut Pop.’ At the center of this magnificent collection of songs is ‘Treat Me Like A Slut.’ Over a bouncing bass and club beat, Petras is unabashedly horny while promoting her sex-positive message. Easily a standout in her discography, ‘Treat Me Like A Slut’ – and subsequently -‘Slut Pop’ – are as essential to pop music as rain is to making plants grow.


Caroline Polachek – Billions

After recently going viral with her song ‘So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings,’ singer Caroline Polachek has returned with her latest single, ‘Billions.’ A dreamy electro-pop tune, the song is a natural progression as to what was showcased on her last album, the critically-acclaimed ‘Pang.’ Each passing moment of the song helps to build to the euphoric crescendo, where she admits “I never felt so close to you.” Each moment adding a layer of addictive bliss until you are treated to an ethereal pleasure unlike any other, one we cannot get enough of.


Alexander 23 – Hate Me If It Helps

Rising pop star Alexander 23 is on the other side of a breakup on his latest song, ‘Hate Me If It Helps.’ An acoustic indie-pop ballad, the production swells like magma in a volcano until it bursts with all the feverish emotions he has felt during the breakup and draws a tear from the driest of eyes. While there is no clear winner in a breakup, Alexander 23 attempts to give the other person closure, giving them permission to hate them if it helps them to move on. A selfless take on a breakup song, Alexander 23 creates art with a maturity beyond his years, which helps to make for a must-hear tune.


Orville Peck – C’mon Baby, Cry

Indie-country music darling Orville Peck has shared the latest taste of his upcoming ‘Bronco’ album with ‘C’mon Baby, Cry.’ A foot-stomping rodeo ballad, he explores themes of of heartbreak and letting go. With the flash of Glen Campbell and instincts of Johnny Cash, Peck proves that he is on his way to country music royalty with ‘C’mon Baby, Cry.’


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  1. Farrah’s Luggage (8k Camila) February 12, 2022

    I usually love Kim’s music, but this is trashy and ruined any chance at her ever being taken seriously in pop music. And knowing how produced it makes it that much more disgusting. Absolutely gross

    • Live, love, laugh February 12, 2022

      Exactly 💯

    • Farrah’s Luggage (8k Camila) February 12, 2022

      *knowing WHO produced it

  2. Ughhhh February 12, 2022

    Taste! S-l-u-t pop is a masterpiece like WAP, lick…. What a piece of art!

  3. J February 12, 2022

    I’ma say this every week y’all do this, White does not mean pop.

    That being said what y’all know about orville lol. Glad he is getting attention thanks to euphoria

    Why do Kims have to be s**** or b******? What’s up with that lol

  4. J February 12, 2022

    So who can say S***? Is that still bleeped for us peons?

    And SlutPop is produced by Dr Luke? Are y’all for real with this fuckery?

    • SCREAMING FOR MO CRACKS February 12, 2022


      • J February 12, 2022

        Shut it f**

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