Diving headfirst into the world of Any Girl is like taking a refreshing plunge into a pool of perfect reverb-drenched vintage pop.
Hailing from the land Down Under, Reija Lee, the genius behind Any Girl, has recently shared her latest gem, “Underachiever,” a testament to her evolution from EDM virtuoso to a maestro of dreamy pop enchantment.
In this track, Lee paints a vivid portrait of her journey, seamlessly blending 60s nostalgia with a touch of country flair, all wrapped up in a package of intimate, diary-like storytelling. “Underachiever” stands as the second chapter in Any Girl’s musical odyssey, succeeding the mesmerising “Into The Black,” and it’s clear that this Coomalbidgup-born songstress is showing no signs of hitting the brakes.
With a candid sincerity that resonates, Lee tackles ‘Imposter Syndrome,’ a feeling that even when the world applauds your successes, you can’t help but harbour doubts within. The accompanying video for “Underachiever” stands as a visual love letter to every underachiever out there, an embrace of our quirks and idiosyncrasies. Embracing her inner bogan, she lets loose with her band, unleashing pure, unfiltered authenticity.
The DIY spirit is alive and kicking in the Any Girl camp. Armed with little more than passion, a trusty Sony VX camcorder straight from the early 2000s, and a modest budget, Lee and her boyfriend crafted this visual masterpiece just an hour south of Perth. The result? A gritty, sun-soaked tribute to old skater videos, where the golden hues of dusk meet a contrast that hits just right.
But that’s not all. Lee didn’t just stop at visuals—she took the reins and learned to ride a horse for that authentic country touch. It’s a testament to the resourcefulness of independent artists like Any Girl, proving that with a dash of creativity and a tight-knit crew, you can craft a banging music video without breaking the bank.
So, if you’re in the mood for a sonic journey that transports you to a place where vintage pop meets unfiltered authenticity, Any Girl’s “Underachiever” is your ticket. Check out the very cool BTS video of ‘Imposter syndrome’ above, and the OG below and let the waves of reverb wash over you, carrying you to a dreamy landscape painted with the hues of sunset and the spirit of the open road. Reija Lee’s transformation is complete, and Any Girl is here to stay.
‘Underachiever’ is Directed, edited & graded by: Any Girl & Saxon Ames Shot by: Saxon Ames.