After a few cryptic messages and teasers on his social media accounts and the Internet, Eminem releases his new, highly-anticipated single “Walk On Water” featuring none other than Beyoncé. Em posted the single on his Instagram with a teaser video yesterday, but even without any of that, the song would still be getting the same attention, because he’s Eminem.
I’m personally not too impressed by the song, especially if it’s the first single off his forthcoming ‘REVIVAL’ album. It is just not what I was expecting for a first single, especially after what he did on BET’s Hip-Hop Awards Cypher. Nonetheless the single will probably go platinum in record time and top the charts, because he’s Eminem.
The introspective single is produced by Rick Rubin with Skylar Grey getting a co-production credit as well. Skylar also is listed with a co-writing credit.
On the track Eminem raps about his drug addiction, expectations, before going on to pay salutations to legends like 2-Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Rakim, LL Cool J, and Prince, while bashing himself and his accolades.
“Kids look to me as a God,” he raps. “This is retarded / If only they knew it’s a facade / And it’s exhaustive.”
“Walk On Water” is sure to be on Eminem’s ‘REVIVAL’ album which is reportedly set to be released Friday, November 17th. Em will also perform the song at the MTV EMAs on Sunday, November 12th and on “SNL” on Saturday, November 18th.
Listen below and tell us what you think in the comments section.