Annaliese was born in Seattle, Washington. She grew up across the Puget Sound, in the tiny port side town of Kingston, on the Kitsap Peninsula. She studied classical piano as a teenager before attending the University of Washington. After graduation, Annaliese moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a songwriter.
Her style has been described as a fusion of country, pop and downtempo electronic; think Gillian Welch meets Lana Del Ray, a dreamy and ethereal sound with the heartbeat of a born storyteller.