“Motion” by Khalid

“Motion” is a song by noted American singer Khalid (real name Khalid Donnel Robinson). The song finds the narrator Khalid totally entranced by his object of interest. To him, nothing in the entire universe feels better than being deeply in love with his treasure.

Overall, the lyrics center heavily on the narrator’s deep feelings of love for the apple of his eye.

“Honey, I forgot to mention
I’m so entranced by you, it hurts”

We guess the lines above (from the track’s first verse) sum up the entire song. For someone to be so entrance by someone else to the point where it begins to hurt means that love is no ordinary love! At least that’s our two cents. And we guess it’s yours too!


Facts about “Motion”

  • Khalid and two other artists penned this song together. They are Charlie Handsome (Ryan Vojtesak) and DIGI.
  • The song’s writers (Khalid, DIGI and Handsome) teamed up again to produce this song. It is important to note that this isn’t the first time DIGI and Handsome are working with Khalid. The pair has worked with him multiple times in the past. For example, they collaborated with him on his “Love Lies” collab with singer Normani.
  • “Motion” formally came out on October 19, 2018. It is the fifth track on the EP Suncity. Suncity is the debut EP of Khalid’s musical career.
  • With a total length of 3 minutes and 55 seconds, “Motion” is the second longest track on the EP. The longest is the song “Vertigo“, which has a length of 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Khalid’s earlier song “Better” is significantly sampled on this track. “Better” was released as a single from Suncity.
  • The noun “motion” (which also happens to be the song’s title) doesn’t appear in the lyrics. However, the word “motions” appears (only once) in the entire lyrics.
  • The background vocals of “Motion” are sung by social media star Demetrius Harmon. At the beginning of his career, Harmon was called MeechOnMars.


Prior to “Motion” has Demetrius Harmon ever worked with Khalid?

No. This is the pair’s first ever collab.


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  1. October 22, 2018

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  2. October 22, 2018

    […] sampled “Better” in another of his song titled “Motion“. That song also appears on the EP Suncity. “Better” also appears on that EP. As […]

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