grentperez’s New, Intimate Song, ‘Us Without Me,’ Bestows Blessings Upon Ears

SINGAPORE—The Filipino-Australian bedroom-pop phenomenon grentperez is back with an intimate new track called “Us Without Me” and a nostalgic visualiser, which are available on 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.” 

Image courtesy of Theo Batterman

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 catalog 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. 

Image courtesy of Theo Batterman

As the youngest of three children in a Filipino family, grentperez was born in Australia. Before switching to Musiq Soulchild and other artists, his father introduced him to The Eagles, The Beatles, and Queen. As soon as he got his first nylon string acoustic, he taught himself Jeremy Passion’s “Lemonade” by studying chords, shapes, and plucking patterns. His YouTube channel, which he started at the end of 2013, now has over half a MILLION subscribers.