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Allie X: Never Enough

Alexandra Ashley Hughes, better known by her stage name Allie X, is a singer-songwriter emerging from Canada. The X in her name represents a variable in algebra which is unknown, which indubitably corresponds with the way she upholds herself. Allie is mysterious and discreet, yet intriguing and fascinating. She describes her age as “twentysomething,” tip-toeing around revealing too much.

Allie X: Never Enough

Though her face was fully revealed in her music video for “Catch,” Hughes is not quite comfortable with the idea of sharing too much information. She prefers to keep her life and parts of her face under cover, wearing peculiar and fashionable sunglasses. In an interview with Billboard, she stated, “I don’t see a reason for there to be a ton of personal information out there about me – at first, at least. I think the content should speak for itself.” In March of 2014, following the release of Allie’s single “Catch,” Katy Perry gushed over the “spring jam” and spread her music like wildfire. Regardless, she remained a shadowed entity and continued to create and express her energy through her work. She also collaborated with “super-producers” like Cirkut and Billboard, strangers who became friends after she made her move to the states the previous year. COLLXTION I was her debut EP, although she told Idolator she’d rather refer to it as an “experimental project.” It was released in early April of 2015, serving as the first of a series of collections that each represent a unique experience with multimedia, song stems which fans use for their own creations, and comics detailing “The Story Of X.”

Allie X: Never Enough

There’s a constant usage of medical terms in her lyrics, which she says has something to do with her past, her subconscious, and where her brain goes. She studied these shadow-based concepts by Carl Jung: The more you try to hide your shadow, the more evil the shadow becomes. So in many ways the art that I am making is an expression of my shadow self. – Allie X, The Star: Music

Allie X: Never Enough Lyrics:
Never enough, Never enough
Love, you can chase it
But it always leaves you behind
Try to escape it. But it’s all that keeps you alive, oh

If I win the race, will I get the prize?
Will I see your face when I close my eyes?
When I touched the flame, felt the warning signs
Wish that I had known. Love is…

(Never enough) Going up in smoke
(Never enough) We are choking on burning love
Love is not enough
(Never enough) Yeah, we came so close
(Never enough) In the ashes of burning love
Love is not enough

(Never enough)
Dreams, they come at ease, And water under the bridge
And drown in these blankets. Tangled up in the springs, oh

If I win the race, will I get the prize?
Will I see your face when I close my eyes?
When I touched the flame, felt the warning signs
Wish that I had known. Love is…

(Never enough) Going up in smoke
(Never enough) We are choking on burning love
Love is not enough
(Never enough) Yeah, we came so close
(Never enough) In the ashes of burning love
Love is not enough

Never enough, never enough. Never enough, never enough. Never enough

If I win the race, will I get the prize?
Will you say my name, say it one more time?
It’s a shaky game, when you roll the dice
Wish that I had known

(Never enough) Going up in smoke
(Never enough) We are choking on burning love
Love is not enough
(Never enough) Yeah, we came so close
(Never enough) In the ashes of burning love
Love is not enough

Never enough. Never enough, never enough
Never enough, never enough. Never enough.

Allie X: Never Enough

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