grentperez returns with his delightful new single ‘Wishful Thinking’.
Hot on the heels of his impressive debut EP ‘Conversations With The Moon’, Wishful Thinking is a joyous next move from the 20 year old, marking a new chapter.
As a self confessed hopeless romantic, grentperez has been making his mark with his sweet intricate songwriting and swooning melodies that poetically depict matters of the heart. Explaining more about his new single, grentperez shares “Wishful Thinking is about a relationship that’s yet to be, to daydream a lifetime’s worth of love from the first moment you met that special someone. I thought of this song as if I lived in a world where I didn’t ask my current partner out, how I’d probably spend my days wandering around. This song was also heavily influenced by cheesy 2000s movies, such as ‘13 going on 30 / suddenly 30’.”
With his debut EP already at nearly 50 million streams it’s safe to say that word is starting to get out about this one-of-a-kind artist on the rise.
grentperez began turning heads with his ‘Sing U To Sleep’ series on YouTube which saw him put his own spin on some of his favorite tracks by other artists. Immediately standing out as someone with a special talent, these videos began racking up millions of streams.
With the pandemic offering a chance to nurture his own songwriting, he worked on creating a catalog of original, gorgeous bedroom pop. Now just a year since he released his debut single, he’s racked up a whopping 1.7 million monthly listeners.
Pinning himself firmly as an artist to watch, grentperez has already already scooped support from the likes of Notion, DIY, Wonderland, NPR, The Line of Best Fit and Triple J.
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. Sat on a wealth of original releases, grentperez is without doubt an artist to watch this year.