Eden Iris is talking to herself as much as she is her listeners with her new single "Worse Things," which Billboard premieres exclusively today (Nov. 19).
The New Zealand singer-songwriter, who moved to Los Angeles four years ago, tells Billboard that the track she co-wrote with Maia Sharp is about personal problems -- or, more accurately, about dealing with them and keeping them in perspective.
"It's about remembering that way worse things have happened to other people than me," Iris explains. "A lot of really bad things happen to good people, and you lose sight of that sometimes. It can be so easy to take a comfortable life for granted and obsess or stress over small stuff. So that's kind of the concept of the song. I'm definitely talking to myself, like, 'Come on, just appreciate the good things you have.' It reminds me to practice gratitude when I sing it."