Clearfight - Sound In The Signals Interview

Alex Zarek

I recently had the opportunity to interview Colt Coan of Clearfight. We discussed how they formed the band during the pandemic, writing their new song, “Goldmine”, details about their upcoming EP, and more. Check it out below.

First, thanks for the interview.

Appreciate you reaching out!

Can you tell me how you got together and formed the band for those who may be unfamiliar? How did you initially become interested in music?

Well, I formed Clearfight as a way to put out music I had been wanting to create for a couple years that I just didn’t have the courage to formulate into a finished product. I had been in several alt and pop punk bands for years, up until 2019 when I took a hiatus from writing and playing music. During the pandemic however, I decided I needed to form something new but I knew I wanted to reach out to people who had been friends of mine for a long while, as well as people I trusted with this music I poured my experiences into. 

You recently released your first single, “Goldmine”. Can you tell me about writing that song both musically and lyrically?

Goldmine is a song I wrote about toxic friendships and relationships that plague influence your mental health and productivity as a person. A lot of Clearfight’s music is focused around mental health and working towards positivity through dark times. 

Why did you choose it as your debut single?

While I had a few songs I felt could have been a solid contender, this just felt right. We got some major help in the song being produced by Blake Coddington, also known as letdown., which was tremendous for us with our first single. We owe him a lot and love that dude.

You have a three song EP coming out next year. What can you tell me about it so far?

Yes! I’m super excited for our EP. We haven’t announced much yet, but I can tell you it will be a 3 song EP that will come out in the very early part of 2022. We were honored to have Seth Henderson mix these songs for us, and they’re getting mastered by John Naclerio of Nada Recording. Having amazing producers and engineers work on music I never thought I’d put out is truly amazing and every day is a struggle to not release this music right now.

Do you have a favorite song from the EP or one you’re most excited for people to hear? Why? 

I think all of the songs have a special place in my heart. They’re all different but they show some of the versatility in music I enjoy writing. I don’t want to give away any song names or pick a favorite really, but I think there’s something for everyone in the pop punk/alt/emo scene.

Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. Do you have anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for the interview! I just ask everyone to follow us on our social medias @weareclearfight, stream the music and message us and say hey!

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