Pink has recently let loose the fact that Eminem is on a new song, on her upcoming album.
Pink’s next album is called The Truth About Love and it comes out September 18, 2012; and the song Em is featured on is called “Here Comes the Weekend”. Pink has said that the song is an “alternative club-banger”, sigh. Let’s hope it’s more creative than it sounds!
Some people (myself included) were somewhat letdown with “Won’t Back Down”, not because it’s all that bad (although, it sometimes feels like it’s a ‘so bad it’s good’ kind of noise thrashing), but; pretty much any singer could have been on that hook. It wasn’t really definitive for it to be Pink. And for Em to work with an artist of that calibre and attitude – you would expect something special.
“Won’t Back Down” was just a punchline track; what I would want is something like “Love the Way You Lie”, and I don’t mean a song LIKE “Love the Way You Lie”, I mean a collaboration like that, where the collaborator makes the song something else. Rihanna was a public victim of domestic abuse, and so her singing on such a powerful song detailing that, is interesting, and effective.
Unfortunately, by the sounds of it, this next track isn’t going to break conceptual boundaries either.
Oh well, let’s just wait and see!