Atlanta sister duo Ocean x KungFu release “Motion”, a dreamy new single featuring KB Mike via Interscope Records. It follows their summer anthem “Lay It Down,” which sampled 8Ball & MJG’s legendary ’90s track of the same name.
This time around, the sisters lace a misty sample of SWV’s signature hit “Rain” on the Hitmaka-executive-produced track, reimagining the tender 1998 single as a theme song for baddies. Cruising over the romantic ambiance, KungFu gets playful and braggadocious: “Sexy, I’m a baddie, I’ll never let a nigga trap me/All these broke ones, where the cap be/Million-dollar sex in the backseat.”
Picking up where KungFu left off, Ocean serves up bars that are as confident as they are dismissive: “Just tricking, but you call him daddy/I done gave him back, and you still ain’t happy.” Sandwiching the verses is a rich, melodious hook from KB Mike, who embeds the track with sizable doses of sensuality and flirtation: “I put it in motion, motion, got it so deep in your ocean.”
Lighthearted, but sexy, smooth, and casually fierce, “Motion” is an exercise in effortless cool. It’s also just the latest example of why Ocean x KungFu are one of the most exciting duo’s emerging from the Peach State. “Motion” was preceded by “Lay It Down.” Before that, they made waves with tracks like “M.A.B.” and “Gangsta,” tracks that pulsate with the commanding spirit of the two sisters.
If Ocean x KungFu sound like they’ve been at it for a long time, it’s because they have. As sisters, they began performing locally while in grade school. By late 2019, they picked up momentum with their breakthrough single, “Savage,” and they haven’t looked back since. Earlier this year, their talent took them on a trek for Future’s One Big Party Tour.
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