I Am Harlequin is the recording and production alias of London-based artist Anne Freier. Freier was born in Dresden, Germany. She grew up listening to 70s prog pop, 80s pop and classical music. She wrote her first English song at the age of seven with the help of a bear-inspired English book for children. Freier then performed regularly with her sister in front of family and friends and moved to London after school to study music in the city.