It isn’t a Skylar Grey album without a feature from frequent collaborator Eminem. The duo has linked up on a number of tracks over the years, like “C’mon Let Me Ride” off Grey’s 2013 record, Don’t Look Down, when the rapper lent a verse to it. In terms of Eminem music, Grey co-wrote his huge hit with Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie,” and featured on the Marshall Mathers LP 2 cut, “A–hole.” They even got together on Dr. Dre’s track, “I Need A Doctor” back in 2011. With this extensive history together, Grey and Eminem have mastered an unmatched musical chemistry, and their new song together is yet another highlight.
Grey releases her third full-length album, Natural Causes, today, and while the full collection of songs are great, “Kill For You” will easily be the most talked about. Inspired by Bonnie and Clyde, the song is a slow burn mid-tempo jam with an excellent chorus, leading into a spitfire verse from Eminem. The subject of Bonnie and Clyde is kind of his thing, considering he’s written songs about the crime couple in music in the past. The song, stylistically, can be compared to what we heard from Eminem’s “A–hole” in terms of tempo, and much like that song, “Kill For You” shows both artists at their best.
Though “Kill For You” is a welcome addition to the Grey discography, after hearing Eminem’s verse, you can’t help but crave more from the superstar rapper. This fall will mark three years since his last record, and other than a few loose songs, there hasn’t been an official collection from him since then. Rumors of his return are plentiful, though, so when an album does eventually come, we can only hope that he’ll enlist Skylar Grey for yet another memorable duet.