Thus begins Eminem’s anthem for the upcoming boxing-film Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Eminem is certainly no stranger to rousing classics: his discography can safely be divided into the commercial radio-bate and the autobiographic storytelling that he wins his Grammy’s for. We are pleased to announce that this falls into the latter category.
The new single, Phenomenal is a stirring combination of the bravado of Lose Yourself, I’m Not Afraid, The Monster (‘In the waters where nobody else has gone before/ Or willing to go, uncharted, feeling is so/ Bomb, I’m feeling myself, I’m a giant/’) and the emotional depth of Mockingbird, Headlights and Stan. (I write with the left, same hand I hold the mike with/ As I fight to the death, to my last breath/ Managed to prove who the best man is)