The title track on Broken Promise Land is a pulsing meditation that bubbles into the refrain, “Pick a point on the horizon.” It’s a stunning capsule that also captures the first time they ever played live. While on a festival stage in Slovenia, Claire were blown away by what they saw in front of them: The anxiety of making their radio hits come alive melted away as they looked into the calm expanse behind the feverish audience. “Directly at the Adriatic Sea,” frontwoman Josie-Claire Bürkle remembers. “It was just lovely.”
This endless vista was the first of limitless things to come for the Munich, Germany-based five piece—which went on to become one of the Internet’s most enthusiastically divulged secrets.