After teasing the release of his upcoming LP Revival with a pharmaceutical advertisement on his Facebook page, Eminem has unveiled the album's first single. Check out "Walk On Water" above, courtesy of the artist's YouTube channel.
Behind the elegance of Beyoncé's biblical hook, Eminem skillfully delivers a brooding spoken word piece over gentle piano accompaniment. The rapper laments unfair expectations and ponders the mortality of his musical career, saying "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 a flying trapeze... Am I lucky to be around this long? Begs the question, though, especially after the methodone... The crowds are gone, and it's time to wash out the blonde, sales decline, the curtain's drawn."
Revival will be Eminem's first studio LP since 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP2. Despite the lengthy hiatus, the rapper was recently thrust back into the spotlight for his freestyle about Donald Trump.