The first thought I had while listening to “Just Like That” by Cry Pretty was that it would slap on a Lizzie McGuire Movie legacy sequel. It would fit right in on the "am I in a 00's teen movie?" playlist. The song blends today’s pop rock with the 00s pop that any millennial will throw on after finding their old iPod in a box of things their parents sent them after moving out of their childhood home.
I don’t want to take away from the song at all by saying this, but it’s a cheesy, Disney movie kind of love where they’re all grown up. But there’s a difference between this and any Disney love. The kind of love that Cry Pretty sings about is real. It's triumphant and heartfelt. It’s not something that you only see in movies. It’s a love that comes only after they’ve lived through some shit, so unlike so much of the pop that came out of the 2000s, it has depth.