Portland, OR-based Charlie Hilton (of Blouse fame) has released a new track called “Pony,” which is the first single from her debut album, Palana, out January 22nd via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records.

Though she maintains some reservations about the implications of something as abstract as identity, Charlie Hilton, known up until now for her work in the band Blouse, has now forged a new one with her debut solo album, Palana. The album’s title itself is a nod to Hilton’s given Sanskrit name, an identity she shed completely after high school in favor of the androgynous “Charlie,” and Palana’s overarching theme can be summed up by a quote from Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf, a phrase Hilton cites as a personal mantra:

“Man is not by any means of fixed and enduring form…he is much more an experiment and a transition….”

Facebook@palanadelrey <– loving the Twitter handle, by the way!

Kelly Murphy
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