NOTE: This single touches on mental health (specifically anxiety). If you or someone you know suffers from mental health issues please seek support through the links provided. Information to Australian support services can be found HERE. U.S. readers please click HERE & U.K. readers HERE for local services.
Following on from the release of Austen‘s collaboration with Wolfjay on ‘Very Soon, Very Frequent‘ in the first week of July, Austen has chosen to use her newest single, ‘Worse Things‘ as platform to tell the story of an all too familiar moment when someone tells you that “worse things could happen!”.
Going deeper into the meaning of the single, Austen explains that it [“worse things could happen”] is kind of turned into her mantra lately, so it feels especially fitting and cathartic to release a song like this right now now. “To me the song feels like looking at my anxiety through this nostalgic,” she explains, “rose-tinged lens and being able to detach from it for a few minutes.”
I feel like more people need a little bit of Austen in their lives, especially when the Melbourne-via-Brisbane indie pop artist continues to release aesthetically pleasing singles like her newest single, ‘Worse Things’. ‘Worse Things’ is a new chapter of Austen’s music career and one that should be followed closely.