Eminem drops new song: ‘Walk on Water,’ featuring Beyonce (Listen)

After a two-day teaser campaign, Eminem dropped a new song — featuring a hook from Beyonce — called “Walk on Water” Friday.

The unexpectedly mellow song — which features Eminem accompanied by Beyonce, a simple piano track, synthesizer, a haunting string section and muted percussion — is surprisingly rough-hewn, with the sound of the rapper scribbling and swearing to himself in the backgrown in between verses.

The song’s title was written on a prescription note with a logo for “Revival,” which is presumably the name of his forthcoming album, which has no official release date but is expected to drop at any time between now and the end of the year. The album’s title, which was at the center of an elaborate fake advertising campaign teased by Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg earlier in the month, could complete Eminem’s sequence of albums referencing his admitted struggles with prescription drugs, 2009’s “Relapse” and 2010’s “Recovery.” His most recent album was 2013’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2.”

The rapper, who is set to appear as musical guest on the Nov. 18 episode of “Saturday Night Live” — which is hosted by Chance the Rapper — also release a devastating freestyle takedown of President Trump .

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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: US President Barack Obama dances with his wife and First Lady Michelle Obama as Beyonce sings 'At Last' during the first Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States today, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: US President Barack Obama dances with his wife and First Lady Michelle Obama as Beyonce sings 'At Last' during the first Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States today, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: US President Barack Obama dances with his wife first lady Michelle Obama as Beyonce sings 'At Last' during thei first Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. President Obama is hosting ten Inaugural Balls this eveing. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States today, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: US President Barack Obama dances with his wife first lady Michelle Obama as Beyonce sings 'At Last' during thei first Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. President Obama is hosting ten Inaugural Balls this eveing. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States today, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Beyonce and Michelle Obama hug during the 2015 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama pose onstage during 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Beyonce and Michelle Obama hug during the 2015 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: First lady Michelle Obama greets singer Beyonce after she performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: First lady Michelle Obama (L) greets singer Beyonce after she performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration for U.S. President Barack Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and family members listen to Beyonce sing the National Anthem during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama greets singer Beyonce during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Beyonc�receives a kiss from the First Lady Michelle Obama after she sang the National Anthem at the closing of the 57th Presidential Inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol where President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term in Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 21, 2013. Photo Ken Cedeno (Photo by Ken Cedeno/Corbis via Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and her daughters Malia (C) and Sasha cheer as Beyonce returns to her seat after singing the Star Spangled Banner after the swearing-in of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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