Today’s Song: Ty Dolla $ign’s Irresistible “Motion” Captures the Kinetic Summer Heat

The heat of the summer comes to life on Ty Dolla $ign’s “Motion,” a passionate, seductive ode to the intense, the intimate, and the irresistible.
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Something takes a hold now when we dancin’… Bodies ’round us caught up in the wave…

It only takes a few seconds for us to get swept up in the current of Ty Dolla $ign’s latest single. First out of the darkness comes the shaker, and with it a percussive pulse. Behind it glow a brooding trilogy of piano chords, rising like a warm and comforting bed into which our ears might sink.

But there’s no time for rest; this isn’t that kind of song.

The heat of the summer comes to life on “Motion,” a passionate, seductive ode to the intense, the intimate, and the irresistible. Ty Dolla $ign invites us to lose ourselves in a moment of sweet reverie as he compels us to surrender to the beat and dance the night away: “Let it take you, let it take you all the way.

Motion - Ty Dolla $ign
Motion – Ty Dolla $ign
Something takes a hold now when we dancin’
Bodies ’round us caught up in the wave
Sometimes it’s like playin’ ’round with magic
Let it take you, let it take you all the way
Come from on high
Won’t let me go vibe
Start feelin’ so right
It’s takin’ control
That’s when I get my motion
That’s when I get my motion
Our bodies in the moment

Released June 1, 2023 via Atlantic Records, “Motion” may very well be the song of the summer and then some. Ty Dolla $ign’s first release of the year – and the first tease off a forthcoming summer EP – all but demands movement from its audience, coming to life with thick acid house beats and Ty’s own soulful, sultry vocals.

Ty Dolla $ign's "Motion" © Alex Bittan
Ty Dolla $ign’s “Motion” © Alex Bittan



Ty Dolla $ign's "Motion" © Alex Bittan
Ty Dolla $ign’s “Motion” © Alex Bittan

He brings the intensity and immediacy of the club home in a moment of ecstasy, repeating himself until his hypnotic words become a kinetic, cathartic mantra of pure, propulsive energy: “That’s when I get my motion, that’s when I get my motion, our bodies in the moment, that’s when I get my motion…

“I had to give y’all something fun, something to dance to, something for the summertime!” Ty shared upon his song’s release. “I’m just getting started.”

Produced by Will Larsen and Stryv, “Motion” is an intoxicating experience from end to end. While the instruments set the track’s tone and create a strong foundation – radiating with their own gravitational pull – it’s Ty’s golden vocals, dripping with emotion, that make this song such a sweltering seduction. He holds nothing back as he pours hot passion into the mic, his voice aching with soul-stirring warmth and raw fervor as he celebrates the immersion, the escape, and the allure of the dance floor:

Something takes over when we dancin’
Bodies ’round us caught up in the wave
Sometimes, it’s like playin’ ’round with magic
Let it take you, let it take you all the way
Come from on high (Come from on)
Won’t let me go vibe (Until you)
Start feelin’ so right
It’s takin’ control
Motion - Ty Dolla $ign
Motion – Ty Dolla $ign



Ty Dolla $ign's "Motion" © Alex Bittan
Ty Dolla $ign’s “Motion” © Alex Bittan



Ty Dolla $ign's "Motion" © Alex Bittan
Ty Dolla $ign’s “Motion” © Alex Bittan



That’s when I get my motion
That’s when I get my motion
Our bodies in the moment

Moody and mesmeric, “Motion” is a relentless animating force.

It may only be two and a half minutes long, but those deep grooves and soaring, spirited vocals stretch every last one of those seconds for all their worth. The result is an invigorating, feel-good fever dream we’ll be forever moving and swaying to, as we play Ty Dolla $ign on repeat all summer long.

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