Kate Bush, Chromatics, Chinawoman
sad-day pop, melancholic indie pop
" A minimalist distillate of femininity "
Palina is an elegant, nearly (e)motionless woman with a pale face and stylish jewelry. She narrates stories about complex structures of love and relationships. You can follow her down the river in a shadowy forest, stare into her reflection in the mirror – all you see is a minimalist distillate of femininity, powerful in its fragility. Acoustic instruments, ambient electronic music and somewhat transparent vocals fuse into a sense of intimacy, putting emotions in a shape of restraint and regularity. If passion was there once, we’ve got nothing more left than exploring its remains.
Palina (previously known as Palina Respublika) comes from Minsk, Belarus. A graduate of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts as a television director’, but also with a background in football, she first got acquainted with a piano, and later learned how to play a guitar. Since her first solo concert in 2011, she’s been using Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian and French in her songs.