Hen in the Foxhouse is the indie pop project of singer/writer Elena Elías, Oberlin Conservatory graduate and former opera singer.
She often plays in collaboration with composer and multi-instrumentalist Jem Violet, a Hudson Valley native & Oberlin Conservatory grad, and Manuel Quintana, a multifaceted percussionist trained and raised in Puerto Rico. HITFH has influences as wide-ranging as opera, r&b, latin folk, global indie pop, country, jazz & blues. HITFH create soundworlds that are catchy and memorable on the very first listening but also reward the listener on repeated listenings with themes that range from the struggles of type A perfectionists to transphobia in relationships to just plain fun. Launched summer of 2019, HITFH releases music regularly. HITFH performs actively in and around New York City and also tours inter/nationally. Elena lives in the Hudson Valley with their gremlin (chihuahua terrier) Ralphy, and is Assistant Professor of Women, Feminist, and Queer Studies at Vassar College.