The Motion is the musical project of Non-Binary songwriter, engineer and producerPenny Churchill. Originally from the Isle of Wight, the South London-based artist offers an emotionally driven, raw and dream-like presence to draw on deeply personal experiences.
New single ‘Sleep Talk’ follows The Motion’s warmly-received debut ‘Hollow’, which picked up online praise as well as some air time on BBC Music Introducing Solent. Exploring themes of isolation and insomnia‘Sleep Talk’is a sonic representation of entrapment vs. freedom. Reflected in the weightiness of the verse’s eerie electronics and sharply delivered vocals, the comparatively airy chorus provides a fleeting moment of relief as washy guitars and carefully-crafted vocal melodies lighten the atmosphere.
The Motion explains:
”The track captures the mood of being stuck in a cyclical rut of routine. The verses are slow and sonically dark, whereas the chorus is directly contrasting with a warm, surreal feeling. This makes me feel as though, for a moment, I am elsewhere, somewhere with a more free and organic atmosphere in momentary bliss.”