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 The Chainsmokers, 5 Seconds of Summer, Florence + the Machine, Bazzi, Why Don’t We, and Alannah McCready.
Join us inside…
The Chainsmokers – If You’re Serious
It has been five years in the making, but The Chainsmokers have just unleashed their second studio album, ‘So Far, So Good.’ A collection of dance-pop tunes, there are moments of peak nostalgia scattered across the project. One such moment is the album cut, ‘If You’re Serious,’ where they invoke their inner club-ready anthem instincts with shimmering pop sensibilities to create the best song on the album.
5 Seconds of Summer – Me Myself & I
5 Seconds of Summer have officially unveiled their latest single ahead of their upcoming new album ‘5SOS5’ – due out September 23. Entitled ‘Me Myself & I,’ the guitar-driven track sees the band mourning the loss of those along the way. Emotional from bringing to end, with the release of ‘Me Myself & I,’ their upcoming album is shaping up to be their most heartfelt and introspective work to date.
Florence + the Machine – Dream Girl Evil
Florence + the Machine’s fifth studio album ‘Dance Fever’ is bold, brash, anthemic, and one of the best album’s of the year. At the center of the album is ‘Dream Girl Evil.’ Like a volcano getting ready to blow, the anger is palpable, almost as if it becomes its own separate entity. Haunting vocals, furious drums, and hazy guitar guide the way to a climax that sounds similar to ‘The Chain’ by Fleetwood Mac. Make no mistake, this is not a rip off, no, rather Florence + the Machine show that they can create something as legendary as the ones that came before them.
Bazzi – Will It Ever Feel The Same?
Bazzi is back with his latest single. Entitled ‘Will It Ever Feel The Same,’ the tune sees Bazzi haunted by a past relationship that he cannot seem to move on from. Complete with a pounding backbeat, sensual guitar, and heavenly layered vocals, Bazzi delivers one of his strongest tracks.
Why Don’t We – Just Friends
A month after releasing their song ‘Let Me Down Easy (Lie),’ Los Angeles based pop group Why Don’t We is back with their latest song called ‘Just Friends.’ A bubbly, bouncing ode to moving past the friend zone, the boys have made another must-hear tune.
Alannah McCready – Take It Slow
Appearing on her recently released EP ‘Back to Me,’ rising music superstar Alannah McCready has unleashed the contemplative ‘Take It Slow.’ Warm guitars, steady drums, and airy strings guide McCready as she explores a moment of honesty, where she discovers what she needs in a relationship. The perfect summation of delicate feelings, McCready has created a genuinely perfect pop-country tune.
Do you agree with our picks?