Eminem’s ninth studio album Revival is set to arrive on Dec. 15. With a little more than a week away, Em has revealed the tracklist which features Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey, and more.
The rollout for Revival has been subtle, using various pharmaceutical advertisements to promote the album’s title. In October, Eminem’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg posted on Instagram a hard copy of Yelawolf’s Trial By Fire, but savvy fans on Reddit caught a drug ad for Revival, which hinted that something was coming from the rapper. At ComplexCon in November, a pharmaceutical rep named Trevor was seen giving information about the new medication called Revival, creating more suspicion behind what Em had in store for us.
Now that Revival is almost here, you’ll notice that some of his collaborators fall into the pop territory. Beyoncé appears on the vulnerable collab “Walk on Water,” while Skylar Grey, a frequent collaborator of Eminem’s, is on “Tragic Endings.” Alicias Keys and Em have worked together in the past, but it was nothing that appeared on an official album. And Pink, who recruited Em for her album Beautiful Trauma on “Revenge,” is featured on “Needed Me.”