Eminem performs to an empty venue and pens “Stan” on a dozen typewriters in the video for the Beyoncé-assisted single.
Previously available exclusively through Apple Music, Eminem’s introspective video for his Beyoncé-assisted single “Walk On Water,” is now available to stream on YouTube.
The clip finds Eminem performing on an empty stage to an empty venue, as ideas swirl around him. In another scene, a dozen or so Eminems sit behind typewriters, initially typing gibberish before eventually creating the finished lyrics sheet to “Stan,”the 2000 single that Em references in the closing lines: “‘Cause I’m just a man / But as long as I got a mic, I’m godlike / So me and you are not alike / Bitch, I wrote ‘Stan.’”
The video mirrors the song’s lyrics, which focus on the doubts Eminem has experienced leading up to writing his new album, eventually breaking through his writer’s block and finding his confidence in the closing bars. Unfortunately, Beyoncé does not appear in the video, though her hook is present.
Watch the video above. Stream Eminem’s new album REVIVAL, which features guest appearances from Skylar Grey, Phresher, Pink, and more.