UPDATE | VIDEO ::

After being a 24-hour AppleMusic exclusive, the official music video for “Walk On Water” has now been published to YouTube – view it below!

Eminem x Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” | Official Visual ::

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“….it’s a pretty bare track. It’s just piano, really, and Skylar [Grey] sent me that and I thought it was like… The chorus, as soon as I heard it, I felt like this is exactly what I’m feeling right now….”
– Eminem, Complex

Eminem talked about first hearing the version of his Revival album single Walk On Water that Ms. Grey initially sent him, as well as expounded upon some of the subject matter that he addressed in the song’s lyrics in a brand new (December 22) interview with Damien Scott for Complex magazine!

He has also premiered the official “Walk On Water” (feat. Beyoncé) music video via AppleMusic!

Read an excerpt on the single below, click the Complex issue cover to read the interview in its entirety, and if you have AppleMusic click their logo to watch the video premiere!

Eminem – “Walk On Water” | Complex x AppleMusic ::
“….let’s talk about “Walk on Water. One of the things that stood out to me when I heard the song was the way your voice sounded when you recorded it. It sounded very intimate and very clear. Could you speak about how you recorded it?
Well, I think one of the things that makes the vocals come out so clear is it’s a pretty bare track. It’s just piano, really, and Skylar [Grey] sent me that and I thought it was like… The chorus, as soon as I heard it, I felt like this is exactly what I’m feeling right now, so that was one of the things about it that struck me. We had debated on should we put a beat in there? Should we put drums in there? After I recorded it, I played it for Rick [Rubin] and then we had discussed it. We were both like,
“Nah, we should just leave it like this so you can understand, hear everything and maybe hopefully get it the first time you hear it.”

Also on that record, you’re talking about grappling with the criticism that gets levied your way both from fans and peers. Where do you get most of the criticism? How do you receive it? On Twitter? On YouTube?
I see things. I don’t have time to sit on Twitter all day, or read everything, but I do see things and I see enough. I’m probably a lot more in tune than people actually might want to think I am, but I see enough. I don’t know, that song was more about just self-doubt, insecurities, that kind of shit. I’ve never really seen myself as, how can I say… The way I’ve seen some fans act towards me. Even to this day, I’ve been in this game a long time and it’s still weird to me, because I just rap and I certainly haven’t had a perfect career. I’ve put out some not-so-great albums and I realize that. Part of me feels like, I’ve felt this way since I did it, but part of me feels like I’m forever chasing
The Marshall Mathers LP, because I do feel like probably the majority of people who listen to my music probably feel like that’s my best album.

I recognize it and when I say my best album, I don’t know if I had even made my best songs yet, because “Lose Yourself” came later and some other things. As a body of work, I feel like [The Marshall Mathers LP] may be because of the time period and it captured a moment. Maybe it was like a snapshot of that time period, but I also had a lot of rage issues back then, but there’s a constant tug of war with me inside my head that [grapples with] how am I supposed to be?

When I hear people say they miss the old Eminem and then I do the old Eminem, people go, “Oh, man, he’s too old to do that. He needs to mature his content. He’s growing up as a man. He’s in his 40s and he’s supposed to be this way or that way.” You know what I’m saying? “He needs to mature.” Then when I do that, then people go back to, “I miss old Eminem.” I’m in this constant struggle, this constant tug of war in my head. There’s really no way to please everybody, there’s just not, so I just kind of go with my gut, I guess, and what I feel….”

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