If there are two genres that are grossly misunderstood by masses (and frankly abused) through pop culture soundtracks…they’re Christmas music and Bossa Nova. For the former, we’ve been conditioned to expect schmaltzy exchanges or comic Griswold-esque catastrophe. For the latter, it’s typically a toss-up between elevator music and sexy-yet-playful moods. But of course, both can offer much more heart and soul than we’re exposed to.
However that requires a certain caliber of creativity…like that of grentperez. In the short year since sharing his debut original, this Sydney singer-producer’s assortment of DIY pop has soared to the top of Spotify and YouTube, turning grentperez into a household name internationally. Back in February grentperez cemented his delicate vocal delivery and propensity for softer, expansive arrangements on his debut EP Conversations with The Moon, a trend that’s continued with a subsequent string of singles.
grentperez’s final gift of the year is classy atmosphere, Bossa seduction, and seasonal excitement all wrapped into a neat three-and-a-half minute package. Amid swirling strings, Hallmark-moment harmonies, and dynamic pop percussion, “When Christmas Comes Again” is a snowglobe you’ll want to keep out year-round.