Born and raised in South Korea, New Jersey, and now based in Los Angeles, singer, songwriter, and producer, Annalé’s musical influences like her sound can be described as a perfect blend of Neo-Soul, R&B, and Pop! “I love music that I can feel and am pretty eclectic when it comes to the types of music that I love,” shares the 21-year-old. “When I discovered artist like Lalah Hathaway, Erykah Badu, Floetry, India Arie, Norah Jones, Adele, Sadè, Jill Scott, Brian McKnight, Mint Condition, Musiq Soulchild and Lauryn Hill, I felt something almost visceral. Their music, melodies, move and inspire me.”
Barely able to reach the pedals, Annalé started playing her first instrument, the piano at the age of 4 under the guidance of her parents also musicians. Her father is an active orchestral conductor and composer in South Korea and her mother an organist. They discovered her vocal talent during middle school.
With both classical training and an ear for melody and strong structure, she auditioned for Berklee College of Music and was selected as one of the seven Presidential Scholars receiving a 5-year tuition to the prestigious college. “At Berklee, I majored in Contemporary Writing & Production and Vocal Performance and was constantly surrounded by amazing musicians from all over the world; it helped to sharpen my musical skills and performing with my band helps keep me fluid and improvisational.”
With her forthcoming debut coming soon and the single, “Roses” quietly rising on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary Charts, Annalè is positioning herself to musically and culturally reach global audiences. While some may be amazed that this voice comes from an unlikely source, Annalè and those who follow her aren’t quite surprised at all. “People who really love music don’t care how it’s packaged or presented, they want to know if you can sing, if you can move them. That’s why I create music, not to follow the culture norms, but to reimagine them,” says the soulful siren.