grentperez Returns With Drama-Rich Ballad "Us Without Me"

Filipino-Australian bedroom-pop phenomenon grentperez returns with an intimate new track "Us Without Me" and a nostalgic visualiser, out now via AWAL and Fast Friends. 

A drama-rich ballad, "Us Without Me" is the most mature composition we’ve seen yet from the Sydney-based artist – layering delectable chord changes and shivering strings over gutting lyrics and little reminders of lost love that hit like daggers: “You’re in someone else’s room while mine still smells like your perfume.”

A tender and true piece of songwriting, "Us Without Me makes you stare out the window and into your own thoughts," grentperez describes in his own words. "This song takes on the perspective of a person who’s lost their love to someone else. Heart broken and forced to observe this newly formed couple, the main character wallows in the imagination of what could’ve been." 

Multi-media artist, singer-songwriter and producer grentperez’s handcrafted DIY pop instantly soothes on a series of releases that have helped endear him to rapidly growing audiences at home in Australia as well as further afield in Southeast Asia, North America and Europe.

His debut single "Cherry Wine", released in September 2021 shot up the Spotify viral charts across the globe, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and swept up the #1 spot in Singapore soon after its release. In less than two years, grentperez’s catalogue has seen over 200 million streams to date, and over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with hundreds of new fans discovering him daily. 

With a huge year ahead for the breakthrough artist, grentperez will be setting off to the States in late May to play his sold-out US headline tour including shows in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. grentperez will also join the Bittersweet Daze Tour as a special guest supporting Cavetown alongside good friends mxmtoon and Ricky Montgomery in the US over July and August 2023. 

Born in Australia, grentperez grew up as the youngest of three kids in a Filipino family. Raised on a diet of The Eagles, The Beatles, and Queen thanks to his dad before moving onto the likes of Musiq Soulchild. As soon as he received his first nylon string acoustic, he taught himself Jeremy Passion’s “Lemonade”, learning chords, shapes, and plucking patterns. At the end of 2013, he launched his YouTube channel which currently sits at over half a MILLION subscribers.

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