The Motion ​is the musical project of Non-Binary songwriter, engineer and producer​Penny 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.”


‘Sleep Talk’ ​arrives complete with a lyric video directed by ​Anxious Film Club​, continuing the artist’s glitchy, DIY aesthetic.

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