Hoop's track gave my column this week its name. Lifted from her lyrics, with the spirit of her sparse and lovely guitar in mind, this track is about where I'm at this week. I've got about enough energy for a single instrument accompanied by a single voice and I'm trying to be tenacious. This song reminds me of one from the late 1950s/early 1960s, like something Joan Baez would have written after a protest when she was a bit rung out but still fresh from the experience.
"That is an interesting one. Sometimes I'll put songs out, like 'Hot Mess' or 'Girl Gang,' where I make a video that challenges people, to make them feel upset by it but then question what is upsetting. Because I'm actually talking about feminism or gender or whatever. With 'Girl I Met on the Internet,' it was a love song basically. It was me saying that I want to meet a girl to go out with, so it was fascinating to see a song that was not meant to provoke people [or] weird them out.
Let's get this straight, Beyhive: this is a Beyoncé feature, not a Beyoncé song with Eminem on it. It might interest you to know that her hook was primarily written by Skylar Grey, who you remember as the co-writer of his Rihanna featuring hit "Love the Way You Lie." Grey is also a co-producer on the track. Not that anyone can outshine Bey, but Grey has a huge hand in this one that shouldn't be overlooked. That said, this collaboration is not one I would have guessed would happen in a million years.
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