“I’m coming home to you”: grentperez’s Dance-Ready “When The Day Is Done” Is a Sun-Soaked Celebration of Love

grentperez © Theo Batterham
grentperez © Theo Batterham
grentperez’s sun-soaked and smile-inducing new song “When The Day Is Done” celebrates love, home, and family through a catchy and cathartic dance-ready revelry.
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As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and that couldn’t ring truer this year: After two straight days of being pummeled by rain, the sun has returned to New York’s skies this May Day, and with it came deep, beautiful blue hues, warm, wondrous tides, and the refreshingly sweet glow of springtime. It’s the perfect day to spin Australian singer/songwriter grentperez’s brand new single on repeat, and to bask in the similarly bright beauty of his buoyant music. An effervescent sun-soaked seduction, “When The Day Is Done” celebrates love, home, and family through a catchy and cathartic dance-ready revelry.

When The Day Is Done - grentperez
“When The Day Is Done” single art – grentperez
Sitting round the table reminiscing
About the same old stories that we have

Used to cry until till my mumma
Had no choice
Man I used to be so good at that
Yeah it took a while for me to see
What I had right in front of me
Was love, and I’m living in it
Take me back to ‘01
Where life just begun
If I could I’ll do it all again

Released April 25 via Fast Friends / AWAL, “When the Day Is Done” is an intoxicating, irresistible smile-inducing soundtrack to sunny days and cozy nights. The third single taken off grentperez’s forthcoming EP When We Were Younger (out June 2) finds the Sydney-based 21-year-old dwelling in the sublime ease and innocence of his youth, embracing a happy nostalgia as he conjures up moments of connection, joy, support, and serenity both past and present.



grentperez © Theo Batterham
grentperez © Theo Batterham

A gentle, bouncing rhythm section and glistening, frisky guitars bring a kinetic funk-soul sound to life as Grant Perez sings a soaring melody, his golden vocals a radiant beacon of unbridled love and cheer – especially in the song’s captivating singalong chorus:

I know that you got me
no matter wherever I go
So When the day is done
I’m coming home to you
I’m coming
when the day is done
I’m coming home to you

“’When The Day Is Done’, to me is the perfect track to clean your house to… or dance, if you dance. My parents like the song, but so do my friends, so I guess everyone can clean their house,” Perez chuckles, a twinkle in his eye. “I wrote this song trying to create a timeless classic that the whole family can listen to, or as my dad would say, ‘The song I can dance to.’ This track embodies the line ‘there’s no place like home,’ stating that when all is said and done, I just want to get back home, and that feeling of family having your back no matter where you are lingers throughout the song.”

Perez goes full disco-soul on this song, channeling his love out in insatiable grooves. Passion-fueled and punchy, “When the Day Is Done” all but begs for us to dance along to its propulsive, unstoppable pulse.

Damn I can’t believe that little boy used to be me
That same dumb head different state of mind
Guess it’s safe to say that dad and i
Share the same ol’ smile and eyes
Though he’s had a bit more time

Ultimately, this is an ode to our happy places, wherever we may find them. It’s joy manifest in song, and we couldn’t think of any better way to spend a sunny spring day.

grentperez © Theo Batterham
grentperez © Theo Batterham



“When the Day Is Done” arrives on the heels of When We Were Younger‘s first two singles “Old With You” and “Us Without Me,” both of which are stellar in their own right, and help to capture the fullness and sheer beauty of grentperez’s immersive multi-genre sound – one that mixes pop, jazz, R&B, folk, funk, soul, and more into an enchanting, golden-hued melting pop of pure sonic (and emotional) wonder. When We Were Younger will be the artist’s fourth multi-track release, following 2021’s Demo(s) About Love, February 2022’s debut EP Conversations with the Moon, and September 2022’s Trail Mix Tape.

I know that you got me
no matter wherever I go
So When the day is done
I’m coming home to you
I’m coming
when the day is done
I’m coming home to you
When We Were Younger - grentperez
When We Were Younger – grentperez

“This is a collection of music each relating to figures of the past, whether it be in love, loss, families and friendship,” Perez says of his upcoming EP. “I felt that during the pandemic, staying inside my room all day made me see that things haven’t been like they used to, in the days of playing games all day and having mum bring food to me because I wasn’t allowed to cook my own meals. I believe that these past two years have been two rather large transitional periods for me, almost like a ‘coming of age’ moment, slowly becoming aware of growing up. This EP sits in a very special place in my heart, and it’s something I could potentially revisit in the future, as the story of life never truly finishes.”

Hours fly and years goes by
’cause time doesn’t play by the rules

When the day is done
I’m coming home to you
I’m coming
When the day is done
That’s all I need to do (said)
grentperez © Theo Batterham
grentperez © Theo Batterham



“When the Day Is Done” is set to be the finale off the forthcoming seven-track record, which also includes currently the unreleased tracks “Silver Lining,” “Stuck on You,” and the titular “When We Were Younger.” Sun-kissed and soul-soaked, it’s an iridescent embrace of the good things in life – namely, the people who support us, sustain us, inspire us, and make us feel deserving of love and happiness. Get your groove – and your smile – on with this stunning song.

When the day is done…
I know that you got me
no matter wherever I go
So When the day is done
When the day is done
I’m coming home to you
Hours fly and years goes by
’cause time doesn’t play by the rules
When the day is done
I’m coming home to you
I’m coming
When the day is done
That’s all I need to do

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