grentperez Shares Video For “Us Without Me”

Sydney-based multi-genre guitar pop artist grentperez releases his new single “Us Without Me,” via Fast Friends & AWAL. The vulnerable track shows an alternative side to the multi-faceted artist: typically known for his picture-perfect romanticism, “Us Without Me” shatters that image with raw heartbreak.The track begins with gentle finger-picking guitar and an up-close vocal; combining this with sensory lyrics, grentperez takes the listener on a journey through pain. 

“Us Without Me makes you stare out the window and into your own thoughts,” grentperez says. “This song takes on the perspective of a person who’s lost their love to someone else. Heartbroken and forced to observe this newly formed couple, the main character wallows in the imagination of what could’ve been.”

“Us Without Me” follows the 21 year old musician’s latest single “OId With You” – a mid tempo ode to a love that grows sweeter with age. grentperez doesn’t look at growing older as boring, but considers it an opportunity to spend more time with the people he loves. 

With a director’s knack for world-building, grentperez is extremely passionate and involved in the creative process for all of his work. He directed the visualizers for “Us Without Me” and “Old With You.”

“I wanted the visualisers to follow along with the artworks of each single, giving each toy or group of toys a little story behind it. Shooting these were my first time manning the camera, and it was a learning experience nonetheless, but it’s definitely a world I want to dive more into,” he shares.

The two new singles represent an evolved sound with polished production. Nostalgic at its core, the new music expands grentperez’s different musical gestures and lyrics, stimulating long-dormant memories while simultaneously providing a soundtrack for new ones.

grentperez will be gracing the United States with his ”music you can fall in love to” (NPR Music) on his debut headline tour of North America, which includes six sold out dates in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco at iconic venues like Mercury Lounge, The Echo and Brick and Mortar. The singer-songwriter will also be joining Cavetown, mxmtoon & Ricky Montgomery on The Bittersweet Daze Tour in the US during July & August 2023. See full tour routing below. 

grentperez’s rise from viral YouTube covers performer to budding bedroom pop star was a quick one: At just 12 years old he posted his first video to his YouTube channel and, over time, he got over 100 million views and 700k subscribers on his channel. After honing his songwriting chops, his undeniably lovely 2021 debut single “Cherry Wine” became an international sensation, hitting the #1 slot on the Spotify Viral Chart in not just his home country of Australia but also Canada and Singapore. 2022 brought a pair of releases (Conversations with the Moon EP and Trail Mix Tape), a triple j Like A Version cover session of the School Of Rock track “Teacher’s Pet,” and a sweeping, swooning Christmas single entitled “When Christmas Comes Again.”