ARTIST • SONGWRITER • PRODUCER
Music lulls us into a meditative state. It allows us to relax, reflect, and, ultimately, recharge. Sydney-born independent 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 records most of his music. His handcrafted DIY pop instantly soothes on a series of 2020 releases that have helped endear grent to rapidly growing audiences at home in Australia as well as further afield in North America, South East Asia and Europe.
Growing up as the youngest of three kids in a Filipino family, grent immersed himself in music during his childhood. He listened to The Eagles, The Beatles, and Queen with his dad before moving on to the likes of Musiq Soulchild. In 2013, at just 12 years old he posted his first video to his YouTube channel.
Generating over 26 million YouTube video views in the past 12 months, the newly found YouTube fame spurred grent on to experiment with releasing some of his own self-written and recorded music on streaming platforms in 2020. By the end of the year he’d hit over 1 million streams and 15k followers on Spotify and those numbers keep swelling ahead of his debut EP releasing later in 2021.
Having written his own songs and poetry throughout his teenage years, grentperez admits “on days where I don’t feel good, I’ll pick up a guitar, and it just makes me feel better. I heavily believe in everything I sing." "When you listen to me, I want you to feel relaxed,” he adds.
Now fully focused on perfecting his own “laidback chill sound with a lot of soul,” grentperez has been working hard to keep the new music flowing in 2021 and beyond.