Any Girl releases debut album, It’s A Shame The World Is Ending Cause I’m Ready To Live Now

West Australia’s ANY GIRL has today released her debut album ‘It’s A Shame The World Is Ending Cause I’m Ready To Live Now’. A culmination of over two years of vision, writing, recording & work for ANY GIRL, the album is a compelling and infectious indie-pop masterpiece.

Having worked as professional musician for more than 15 years ANY GIRL (Reija Lee) has had deals with Mad Decent, Ultra Music & Sony Publishing, as well as featuring for producers such as Zed Dead, Metrik Shockone, however ‘It’s A Shame The World Is Ending Cause I’m Ready To Live Now’ marks her first entirely independent release.

Kick starting the record with ‘Too Far Gone’, the pulsating back-beat driven track is a testament to ANY GIRL’s songwriting skills & her ability to fuse nostalgia and modernity. 

‘Unbreakable’ would not be out of place in a mid-2000s pop legends discography (think Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson). ‘Talk About You’, ‘Into The Black’ ‘Underachiever’ are also stand out highlights, showcasing ANY GIRL’s ability to write hooky yet emotive synth-pop influenced tracks.

“This album is a collection of songs written during my struggle with depression, chronic illness and undiagnosed ADHD. I spent 2 years rarely leaving the house, sitting on a pile of demos, and essentially burying my head in the sand. Then when COVID happened, I got a day job to make ends meet and at times it felt easier to live a normal 9-5 than to deal with the mental pressures of independent artistry.

When I got diagnosed with ADHD about a year ago, my mental struggles all started to make sense. With medication and a better understanding of how my brain works, I was finally able to finish the album and launch Any Girl. That’s where the album name came from. “It’s a Shame The World Is Ending Cause I’m Ready To Live Now” is my way of processing my late ADHD diagnosis, and launching a brand new project in a really uncertain music industry post-covid.”

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ANY GIRL has performed at WAMFest, Scarb Beach Party & more over the past 12 months, with fans & audiences alike, loving the new direction that Reija Lee has been exploring. Her previous collaborations has seen her land on stages with the likes of Crooked ColorsLuke Million and more.

With the industry acclaim pouring in from the likes of triple jTriple J UnearthedFBi RadioRTRFM; as well as support from both Spotify and Apple Music, Any Girl returns in 2024 ready to keep striving forward.