Occasionally a star rises from the most unexpected of skies. Sydney-born independent singer, songwriter and producer grentperez is one such ethereal being. From the intimacy of his bedroom his handcrafted DIY pop has generated countless millions of YouTube views and attracted an audience of well over 500K subscribers.
Growing up as the youngest of three kids in a Filipino family, grentperez was reared on the classics: The Eagles, The Beatles and Queen. But the discovery of Musiq Soulchild would shake everything up and in late 2013 grentperez launched his YouTube channel, featuring popular covers of Daniel Caesar, Rex Orange County, Plain White Ts and others. Hundreds of thousands of souls dialled in to be soothed.
In 2020 he found himself at a crossroads. Was he destined to sing covers forever… or did he himself have something to say? And so dropped Wait For You, a song that would rack up hundreds of thousands of Spotify streams. Debut album Conversations With The Moon would land in 2021, perfecting his trademark brand of “laidback chill soul”. Lead single Cherry Wine would cross over to an entirely new audience, clocking well over 40 million Spotify streams alone… and counting.