Carson’s Pick of the Week: Eminem ft Ed Sheeran ‘River’

January 6, 2018

Eminem’s first album in four years is full of surprises.

Revival contains glimpses of the material that defined Eminem in his early years, but also contains an introspective view of the choices he has made in his time away from the spotlight. Eminem’s collaboration with Ed Sheeran, “River”, is one track that shows this side.

The song uniquely combines the two artists’ musical styles. Ed’s guitar driven chorus highlights Eminem’s raw delivery and emphasizes the gravity of the challenges he has faced. References to religion and water lyrically work together to underline Eminem’s challenge to find forgiveness for his mistakes.

Listen to their highly anticipated duet below – “River” is Carson’s Pick of the Week.

-Elena Kimball,