After joining the Nettwerk Music Group family a couple months back with a soft-rock single about self-acceptance, Nashville-based songwriter Lydia Luce is returning today with another new tune charting personal progress. Landing ahead of a yet-unannounced new album, “Never Enough” contemplates the Sisyphian task of achieving the mirage of happiness in its final form over a modern pop instrumental colored with vintage textures. “It’s about how it seems like no matter what we accomplish or receive, it’s never enough for us,” Luce elucidates. “We think, ‘When I get to this next level, I’ll finally be able to be happy; when I reach this illusive oasis, I’ll be content.’ It’s never true, so I’m trying to find contentment right where I am.”
Continuing on about the track, Luce details the specific influence of the song’s second verse, which she claims “relates to being on psilocybin and remembering that when I can get out of my own way, I begin to notice the beauty around me. We’re all here trying to figure out what to do with ourselves while we’re on this planet,” she continues, “and it can get overwhelming if we think about it too much. I think focusing on the simplicity of my breath is the quickest way to slow down and become aware of what is right in front of me.”
The track arrives with a Super 8 video filmed by Leanne Selvadjian which depicts a simpler form of happiness—free of any sort of pretense—as Luce and some close friends dance along the beach in Malibu. “The song is about feeling like we never have enough, and I wanted the video to feel the opposite of that,” she explains. “We had the best day dancing and watching the sunset. The fish mask was a last-minute addition that represents when the mushrooms hit. It’s light and fun, and we didn’t overthink it.”
Watch the clip below.