SONG ANALYSIS: 3 THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM EMINEM AND RIHANNA’S THE MONSTER

There’s a lot of lessons we can learn from Eminem and Rihanna’s latest pairing.

(1) CONTRAST

Eminem’s faster, tighter and syllable style packed of rhyming creates a very tense mood throughout the verse.  While compared to Rihanna’s chorus, which helps release all that tension.

Another great example of contrast is the less dense, more drum-centered instruments on the verse as compared to the distorted, chaotic sound of the hook. Listen for the louder snare too on the chorus. The instrument-drop on the bridge adds a really nice touch too.

(2) HIGH-NOTES CHORUS

Rihanna is the queen of hooks. Having the ability to sing high-notes will always draw the attention of people. When done right, and the tone is sweet, the higher range of a singer will always grabs the ear of the audience.

(3) A STRONG TITLE

The word Monster conjures up a lot of images. In this particular instance, it refers to Eminem’s creativity, which he feels is both the cause of his problems and the source of his success. When you think monster, you think fangs, beastlike, chaos. Which is what most artists, if their being honest, feel about their art.

Great art is suppose to be this uncontrollable force, which can kill or help you. And this title does a great job of expressing what it’s like to deal with that demon.

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