Following 2001’s Training Day, actor Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua have reconvened for the upcoming action-drama The Equalizer. It’s not the project’s only reunion, though: Eminem and Sia, who previously collaborated on “Beautiful Pain”, recorded the new single “Guts Over Fear” for the film’s soundtrack.
Though it kicks off with a little bit of harmonizing from Em, the track follows a similar formula as his other collaborations with heavyweight pop singers (mostly Rihanna and Skylar Grey). Em drops rapid-fire lines about overcoming adversity and harnessing anger while Sia punctuates the intensity with some angelic crooning. They’re not exactly reinventing the wheel, but the pair have a certain undeniable chemistry.
Listen in below.
“Guts Over Fear” is available now via iTunes, and also serves as the lead single off Eminem’s surprise new release, Shady XV, due out for Record Store Day Black Friday (November 28th).
Update: Shady XV will be a double-disc release, according to Billboard. The first disc will be a greatest hits compilation, and the second will feature new music and collaborations from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, D-12, and Bad Meets Evil.
The project was announced during tonight’s VMA Awards, though it’s unclear whether it’s an entirely new album or some sort of greatest hits package. It’s worth noting the release coincides with the 15th anniversary of The Slim Shady LP. Watch a trailer for Shady XV below.