Alternative/Indie Pop | Milwaukee, WI
There is a deep story woven into the lyrics and melodies of Clear Pioneer. While heavily influenced by pop, synth wave and alternative rock styles, their songs including “What I Already Am” (N43 Records) paint a soothing backdrop for a familiar and tumultuous narrative.
Never settling for the ordinary, Clear Pioneer goes above and beyond to create striking vocals that delicately pair with each instrument. Each song effortlessly transitions from soft, introspective pads to soaring rock choruses, all while maintaining pop sensibilities. Deeper listening reveals raw, candid lyrics toying with disillusionment, relationship struggles and the pains of their past, exorcising them in the process.
Crafted by Grant Clementi (lead vocals and synth), Jesse Carl (synth and bass), Kyler Schmor (drums); Their sound can be most easily be categorized as Indie-Pop. Never settling for the ordinary, they pair electronic enhancements and synths to their melodic, yet raw, one-liners and catchy choruses for a genre-bending product that is “painted in ambient tones, resulting in an 80s-esque vibe” (Explain.News).
Their live show offers an engaging and energetic twist on the Indie Pop genre. After performing with nationally acclaimed artists Judah and the Lion, Jesse McCartney and NeverShoutNever, Clear Pioneer has recently claimed their place in Milwaukee. In 2018 alone, they have packed notable venues, The Miramar Theater (direct support for newvices) and The Rave (direct support for The Horrors).
Blending guitar-driven flares and synthesized atmospheres into a sonic package, Clear Pioneer's music and live shows reveal a story waiting to be told and aching to be heard. Their passion for connecting with people through music is evident from the moment you meet them; no matter the venue, audience or song - connecting people to hope and love by bringing them into a space of wonder and gratitude as they share their experiences through music is ultimately what they set out to do.