And so it begins.
“Love The Way You Lie (Pt. 2),” the sequel to Eminem and Rihanna‘s phenomenal, chart-topping summer collaboration has leaked. Spoiler Alert: It’s just as good as the original–if not better. (LISTEN)
Told from the leading lady’s point of view (there’s always a second half of the story, isn’t there?), the forlorn sequel to the massively successful original shifts its focus away from Em’s violently angry rapping and onto RiRi’s heavy-hearted crooning, and the results are nothing short of devastating: “So maybe Iâ€™m a masochist / I try to run, but I donâ€™t wanna ever leave / â€˜Til the walls are goinâ€™ up / In smoke with all our memories,” the singer cries out during the bridge.
If you’ve been keeping tally, that’s three incredible songs so far from Rihanna’s upcoming studio album, LOUD: “Only Girl (In The World),” “What’s My Name?” and now, “Love The Way You Lie (Pt. 2).” Expect that tally to keep rising.
LOUD will be released on November 16. (iTunes)