Eminem, 'Not Afraid'

A new single of synth ambiance, baby grand, tight little drum, Jame Foxx for some reason, and a chorus of Ems singing about moving on from the past few years of stuttered releases, promotions, and relatively bad records. Here we hear Marshall apologizing (twice) for Relapse, "let's be honest, that last Relapse CD was ehh" and saying "I'll never let you down again I promise," framing a comeback that's more sidestep and rolled-up sleeve than personal revolution. Eminem is still Eminem, and despite the long-ago set sun over the era of "My Name Is" success, dude seems laser-focused on not sucking anymore. Feed the whole universe beans and fuck it!