Alternative/Indie Pop | Milwaukee, WI
There is a deep story woven into the lyrics and melodies of Christian group Clear Pioneer. While heavily influenced by pop, synth wave and alternative rock styles, their self-produced EP, “Clouded Mouth,” takes you on an honest and adventurous ride through retelling of love and all that results from it - the ups and the downs.
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 strong pop sensibilities. Deeper listens reveal raw, candid lyrics toying with disillusionment, relationship struggles and the pains of their past, exorcising them in the process.
But in their words… you hear hope… and it's contagious.
Crafted by Grant Clementi (lead vocals and synth), Kyler Schmor (drums and sampling), Jesse Carl (synth and bass), and Jonathan Eleyet (guitar); the real story they want to tell is that of God’s kindness and mercy. After Kyler was introduced to Grant at Brooklife Church, they began performing together in their church’s worship band and instantly knew they wanted to use their talents to lead others to the light of the Lord in a modern way. Their intended purpose is visualized as the wheel in their logo, symbolising the original representation of ICTHUS. Rather than the popularized fish symbol, they have updated the wheel to serve as a modern proclamation of faith.
Their live show stands out above any of each individual identifiable trait of the group, offering a spiritually engaging twist on the Indie Pop genre. Within the last year (2017), Clear Pioneer performed alongside critically acclaimed artists including Jesse McCartney and Remedy Drive and collected an impressive 30,000 streams across digital media on their EP "Clouded Mouth" In just under 6 months of release.
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.