There is nothing we love more than discovering and sharing rising talent. This week it’s all about one of the fastest-growing artists of 2023: grentperez. With a staggering 1.3 million social media followers, 300 million global streams, and 612k Youtube subscribers, grentperez is quickly making a name for himself.
Growing up in Sydney, the 21-year-old Filipino-Australian honed his singing skills at karaoke parties. His talent caught the attention of Tom Windish, an agent from Wasserman Music, who also represents big names like Billie Eilish. Now, grentperez is set to release his new EP, When We Were Younger, on June 2nd. With this much buzz surrounding him and his latest release ‘When the day is done,’ it’s time to add this rising star to your radar. Here are five must-listen songs by grentperez.
‘When The Day Is Done’
The latest release by grentperez ‘When The Day Is Done’ is a heartwarming tune that perfectly matches his smooth vocals. It’s the type of track we all want to come home to and listen to on repeat. One of our favorite lyrics from the song is “Time doesn’t play by the rules,” which is both thought-provoking and relatable. In addition to the great music video, grentperez even shot and edited a mini music video for the song, which features a cute little toy dog dancing to the pop tune. It’s an extremely charming song with a charming video that is enough to put a smile on our faces when the day is done.
Grentperez’s ‘Cherry Wine’ hit number one on the Spotify Viral Charts in Australia, Canada, and Singapore, with over 93 million streams. It’s not hard to see why. This slow but optimistic tune is incredibly endearing, with lyrics that feel like the start of a casual conversation and a new relationship over a glass of ‘cherry wine.’ The cheeky and old-school lyrics are a standout, particularly the line, “I haven’t had the chance to show you my moves, and I think you’d like to see why they call me Mr. Dynamite.” Grentperez’s dreamy vocals are a perfect match for the song. And let’s not forget the soothing guitar solo before the final chorus that only adds another layer of charm to an already charming song. All in all, ‘Cherry Wine’ is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates great music.
‘Us Without Me’
This mellow heartbreak song perfectly captures the feeling of being lonely yet compelled to be with others. It’s a relatable track about still loving someone who has moved on. Grentperez’s vocals are especially raw on this track, conveying a sense of heartbreak and emotion that allows us to perfectly picture the scene. The purity of his voice packs a punch to the already deeply authentic lyrics. Particularly, the line “and that kind of love is so hard to see, now here we are, it’s him that you need, looks just like us, us without me.” It’s a poignant reminder of the formula of heartbreak and the emotion most feel.
‘Absence of You’
We couldn’t miss mentioning ‘Absence of you’ due to its powerful message. The video acknowledges and respects the Dharuh and Gundungurra people, the traditional custodians of the land the video was filmed. It’s truly inspiring to see new talent acknowledge and credit cultures, demonstrating their educational commitment to their craft. This also marked Grentperez’s first proper music video.
‘Absence of you’ is a self-realization song that captures the freeing feeling of being better off alone. It’s a unique take on a break-up song that feels like a warm hug. The harmonies are especially strong, adding depth and emotion to the already powerful lyrics. If you’re looking for a heartfelt song about self-discovery and healing, ‘Absence of you’ is definitely for you!
‘Clementine’ is a bittersweet song about the memories of a past romance that are forever painted in your mind. Some say you can never get over your first love, or your ‘Clementine.’ This song explores the idea of being drawn to someone despite trying to move on from them. The soft instruments paired with his soothing vocals create a comforting sound. This ultimately contrasts the song’s underlying message of being wronged repeatedly yet still holding on.
Grentperez consistently evokes emotions through his music; whether you want to dance like “Mr Dynamite” or reminisce. So, how has the rising star’s music made you feel? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting us @thehoneypop!
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