Venom is a downloadable rap song by the American veteran rapper Eminem. The song was specifically written for the movie of the same title and was officially released on 21st September 2018. The song is taken from Eminem’s tenth studio album called Kamikaze. It managed to break into the top 50 top song barrier in several countries including UK, USA, and Canada.
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The Song Review
The Song’s Meaning and the Lyrics Analysis
Venom, as its name suggests, is a song which talks about and references the symbiote that is displayed in the film. The song talks about its personality, characteristics and the effects it has on the person whose body it takes over. Venom is available to play through digital download.
The lyrics of the song begin by Eminem relating symbiote to the devil itself, in terms of its appearance. The lyrics explain the sensation a person experiences as the symbiote begins to take over their body.
This feeling is explained in the following verses which state “Bedridden, shoulda been dead a long time ago, liquid Tylenol, gelatins, think my skeleton’s meltin'”.
Coming over to the chorus, Venom explains the power of the symbiote in the sense as to how it has the ability to cause mass destruction with a blink of an eye. The song also describes how Venom’s power is mostly based on anger and hatred. The more negative adrenaline a person possesses, the easier it becomes for the symbiote to take over in a more dominant manner.
Venom y Eminem: the Video
The music video continues from where it left off in Eminem’s song Fall. An individual walks by Eminem’s crumbled copy of Revival and picks it up before being affected by the dark entity attached to it.
The entity gives that individual extraordinary powers including super strength with the compromise of making them psychotic. As the sequence progresses, the entity shifts hosts from one individual to another.
Each of them ends up in an unusual state where they begin to move around in an aggressive manner, destroying anything that comes in front of their paths. The transition of that entity takes place whenever a person makes physical contact with another being.
From the music video’s perspective, the dark entity is the effect that Eminem’s music has on people. In between the sequence, Eminem makes small appearances where he portrays himself as the devil and the entity that can take over people’s minds through his lyrics.
At the end of the video, the final victim possessed by the entity turns into Eminem himself who raps the final chorus before turning into Venom’s character. The announcement for Venom’s release was originally made by Eminem himself through his Twitter account.
The Song Reception
The song is taken from Eminem’s tenth studio album called Kamikaze. It became his ninth consecutive album to debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200 list.
Most of the songs present in the album are diss tracks that targets numerous celebrities and singers including Machine Gun Kelly, Iggy Azalea, and Drake. Even though the album on a whole has been criticized by the media, Kamikaze managed to top the charts and became the center of attention for both its fans and critics.