Following previous singles ‘Sleep Talk’ and ‘Hollow’, South London based artist Penny Churchill – aka The Motion – is back to grace our ears with their poignant new single.
Rounding off The Motion’s exploration into themes of isolation and insomnia, ‘3am’ oozes pulsating beats and twinkling hooks, showcasing Churchill’s poignant emotion-strewn vocals. Creating a whirring ethereal soundscape, it builds with a stirring dreamy haze, reflecting on feelings of vulnerability, through the eyes of someone in an altered state. Of the track, The Motion explains:
“‘3AM’ was initially inspired by speaking with someone who was in a vulnerable position, but it grew into something bigger than the both of us and became about the cliched idea of coming of age and losing control a little bit. One of my favourite lyrics has to be the direct quote ‘I’m gonna be fine, I do this all the time, it’s my only way feeling a sense of purpose now’, and remembering that fragment of speech formulated the entire mood and essence of the song.”
Watch the psychedelic haze of the new video for ‘3am’ now:
‘3am’ is out now.
Photo Credit: Barbora Mrazkova