Arrrggghhh! I’m falling so far behind on posts thanks to my easygoing yet rather tedious new job. Eminem has released his new single Not Afraid. The single is a solid yet unspectacular return to form for the rapper, which Gerard has reviewed already, and the video contains lots of images of Eminem being super sombre and angry looking. I do like the bit at the end where the city basically falls apart and Eminem flies around it, essentially becoming a superhero and reinventing himself. It gives me hope that Marshall is serious about returning to his roots and ditching the tired “ehhh” Relapse sound behind. Watch the video below:
Probably the two most noteworthy songs on the album have leaked also – those being the collaborations with female popstars P!nk and Rihanna.
Listen to Eminem featuring P!nk: Won’t Back Down
I really hope this is released as the next single. I thought it would have a more mainstream feel to it but it doesn’t. P!nk’s smoky biker vocals sound great against Eminem’s harsh, fast paced rapping.
Listen to Eminem featuring Rihanna: Love The Way You LieLove The Way You Lie appears to reference domestic abuse, a theme Eminem and Rihanna are both familiar with. Loving the chorus to this, I don’t know if it’s studio magic but Rihanna appears to be getting more versatile with her vocals. This has a really epic radio friendly chorus, I hope its released this Winter.
I have so much more information to share but its just going to have to wait ’til a later date. I’m up early in the morning you see and need sleep.