Revenge is sweet, but potentially not as sweet as hearing two totally badass musicians come together to sing about it.
When I first heard the news that Pink and Eminem had come together to create something for fans, I was absolutely elated. And the word “excited” couldn’t sum up just how pumped I was to hear what they had created. It was unfortunate, however, that I had such high expectations.
You would assume that having two hardworking, headstrong artists come together to create something would result in magic. At least I did. However, Pink and Eminem certainly held back, and what could have been absolutely out of this world was simply mediocre. Simple lyrics paired with simple harmonies and a simple beat made for a simply unimpressive track.
I will say this, however. If you’re driving in your car with your friends, this could be a catchy tune for you all to sing along to. Although, does that make it good song? Not necessarily. Being simple, however, also doesn’t make a song bad. So conclusively, the song wasn’t good or bad, just too simple! Pink and Eminem could have done so much more together, and they just didn’t.
Pink told a U.K. morning show called “Lorraine” on Tuesday that she kick-started the collaboration after writing a fan-like “love letter” to the rapper. “I reached out to him in this case,” she said. “I love him. I’ve always loved him. I think he’s a lyrical genius.”
Pink went on to describe a hefty, wordsy email she had sent to Eminem, proclaiming her love and admiration, only to receive the simple response, “OK.” Hey – at least it wasn’t “no.”
Pink also marked her album release by staring in the Apple Music short film “On the Record: P!nk – Beautiful Trauma.” She will promote the LP on a massive North American tour starting in March of 2018.