Filipino-Aussie grentperez shares light-hearted video for ‘Ego’

Sydney-based indie-alt singer-songwriter grentperez releases the music video for “Ego”, his latest single off his upcoming project ‘Trail Mix Tape’, out September 30th via Fast Friends. Featuring a “GOOD GRENT”, and a “BAD GRENT”, the visual is a humorous representation of the track, the perfect song for the summer, where grentperez’s honeyed vocals shine while he ruminates about a friend who celebrates their “successes” a little too obnoxiously.

The visual was directed by Matt Sav, whose credits include Tame Impala’s “Current In The Making”Pond’s “Sweep Me Off My Feet”, and more. “Shooting this concept with grent was heaps of fun! grent is a great performer and really brought the energy we needed to make the gags work. All round a lovely person and a lovely time,” he explains.

grentperez on the video: “The overall experience of working on the music video was great! I think the development and recording processes reflected perfectly to the tone of the song, it was fun, definitely had a few gags and ultimately light hearted. The shooting side of things was even better, with having to deal with a one day time frame the team and I were very precise and efficient with how we worked. Shoutout to Finn for being ‘Bad grent’ tucked behind a leather jacket and mannequin head, I believe he really tied it all together, bless him haha. Super honored to have linked up with Matt Sav, who pretty much led and tee’d up the concept on this one! 

On the forthcoming ‘Trail Mix Tape’, grentperez explores new sonics and production, while continuing to perfect his “laid back chill sound with a lot of soul.” The new project includes recent singles like joyous “Wishful Thinking,” and heartfelt “Don’t Grow Up Too Fast.” 

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.

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, landing coveted features on MTV Asia, Vh1 India, SEA Today (Indonesia), ABS-CBN (Philippines), Nylon Manila and more.

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 thousands 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 over half a MILLION subscribers.