Eminem has just released his first album in four years featuring Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Kehlani and P!nk, among others. His ninth studio album was met with mixed reactions from critics, but fans seem to be embracing it. Prior to its release the Internet was buzzing when Interscope teased Eminem’s new album with fake pharma ads.
After my initial first spin of ‘Revival,’ the main thing I picked up on was Eminem’s maturity, as reflected in his lyrical content, from politics, police brutality, institutional racism to his own remorse about the past, the rapper has gone through a lot in his life, and it seems that he’s in a head space of clarity, which I thought was refreshing to hear given his powerful influence.
He took a rock-leaning with his tracks “Remind Me,” which samples Joan Jett & the Blackhearts while “Heat” samples John C. Reilly & Mark Wahlberg’s “Feel My Heat.” Rolling Stone did a good job at breaking down the album track-by-track.
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Just listened to REVIVAL beginning to end and I’ve got to say it’s a truly amazing album. So many deep emotions pour out in ‘Castle’ and ‘Arose’ that you feel like your inside Em’s head. Treat this album like you are reading a book and you will appreciate it. #Revival #Eminem
— Jack (@SquareBC4L) December 15, 2017
Hear Eminem’s latest single, “River” featuring Ed Sheeran below.