Raised in middle-class suburban Pennsylvania, Jen Pague looked around at the routine of family life and rejected it in full, so she started a band. Following tours with Rasputina and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, a successfully Kickstarted debut full-length album (2017's Tunnels) and press in Billboard and Elle, Jen moved west to Los Angeles alone where she invented the fictional title character of her latest release, Anna Ohio. The album’s interconnected songs tell a self-referential story about a flawed but strong character reaching for reinvention. Both patient and hook-filled, Pague writes of the album: "it holds my pain, the thoughts of not being good enough to date, hire, love, and respect. It holds my energy and refusal to quit being a human."