SINGAPORE—In a recent announcement, young Sydney-based indie-alt singer-songwriter grentperez teased his upcoming four-song “Trail Mix Tape”, set for release on September 30th via Fast Friends. Alongside the announcement is a well-received new vibrant single, “Ego”.
The summer bop features grentperez’ honeyed vocals while he ruminates about a friend who celebrates their “successes” a little too obnoxiously. He shares, “It’s meant to be a funny track about a mate who’s slowly getting over his head
With this fresh release, the “Trail Mix Tape” promises is a genre-blurred compilation, which allows grentperez to explore new sonics and production, while continuing to perfect his “laid back chill sound with a lot of soul.” The new album includes recent singles like the joyous “Wishful Thinking”, and the heartfelt “Don’t Grow Up Too Fast”.
As music lulls us into a meditative state, it allows us to relax, reflect, and, ultimately, recharge. Sydney born singer, songwriter, artist and producer grentperez unlocks this place whether in the studio, on stage, or under the watchful eye of the computer camera in his childhood bedroom where he’s recorded most of his music to date.
His handcrafted DIY pop instantly soothes on a series of releases that have helped endear grentperez to rapidly growing audiences at home in Australia, as well as in South East Asia and across the globe.
Photo by Ryan Scott Graham. Images courtesy of Fast Friends.
Generating over 40 million YouTube video views in the last year, the newly found YouTube fame spurred grentperez on to experiment with releasing some of his own self-written and recorded music on streaming platforms. his debut single “Cherry Wine” was a hit, steam-rolling into the viral charts in Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam soon after its release, and accumulated over 18 million streams to date. He has also garnered amazing support throughout Southeast Asia.
Several singles following up to the release of his debut EP “Conversations with The Moon” in February 2022 has seen his music grow at an accelerating pace to over 80 million streams, with hundreds of new fans discovering him daily.
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 almost half a MILLION subscribers.
Album art courtesy of Fast Friends.