Eminem and Beyonce Just Surprised Us With New Song 'Walk on Water'

From TIME - November 10, 2017

All hail Eminem, who isat long lastback with new music. Walk on Water, his surprise release out noon on Friday, features none other than Beyonc, adding royal flair to an already hotly-anticipated new drop. Walk on Water is a soaring, emotionally resonant step in the return to the spotlight of one of raps boldest voices. Those used to the Detroit rappers fiery delivery will be surprised by his more measured approach here: over the course of five minutes and the backing of a melodic piano track, an introspective Eminem reflects on the challenges of living up to his own lauded reputation, with Beyonc agreeing in a chorus.

Why are expectations so high? Is it the bar I set, the arms I stretch, but I cant reach? he raps, kicking things off.

Ill walk on water, but I aint no Jesus, Bey then follows up in the chorus. Im only human, just like you. Ive been making my mistakes, oh if you only knew. I dont think you should believe in me the way that you do, because Im terrified to let you down. Its a particularly accurate refrain for both stars, who have been consistently deified for their work.


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