If Beyoncé and Eminem collab on a track, you know it’s going to be fire—here’s the proof:
‘Walk on Water’ plays on the two artist’s contrasts; Bey opens behind a mellow piano and a gorgeous vocal, which is swiftly followed by Em getting deep:
“Why are expectations so high?/ Is it the bar I set?/ My arms, I stretch, but I can’t reach/ A far cry from it, or it's in my grasp, but as soon as I grab, squeeze/ I lose my grip like the flying trapeze/ Into the dark, I plummet.”
The verses that follow sound like Mather’s explaining his struggles with the level of success he’s achieved over his long career, and the demons that come with it. As always, the flow and intensity pairs well with the depth of the message.
“God’s given me all this/ Still I feel no different regardless/ Kids look to me like as a god, this is retarded/ If only they knew, it's a facade and it’s exhaustive.”
And as always, don’t forget about Queen Bey, whose chorus adds depth to the message: “Cause I'm only human, just like you/ Making my mistakes, oh if you only knew.”
The track was first teased on social media with a faux-infomercial:
We’re still waiting on more details for the upcoming LP, and more info shouldn’t take too much longer. The legendary Grammy Award-winning rapper is set to perform on SNL on November 18th, and you don’t schedule such a public performance without doubling down on the publicity.
That's not to say he's been silently lately – Shady’s freestyle ‘The Storm’ aired during the BET awards and ripped President Trump to shreds:
How hyped are you for the new album?