Sunday, December 4, 2011

Eminem - Space Bound

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"Space Bound" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his seventh studio album, Recovery. In February 2011, "Space Bound" was announced to be released as the fourth single from Recovery. The song is produced by American hip-hop producer Jim Jonsin. "Space Bound" features interpolations of "Drive" by R.E.M. and "Song for Bob" by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
The music video was shot in February 2011 by director Joseph Kahn. It features model and former pornographic actress Sasha Grey. The video was released to the iTunes Store on June 24, 2011. It is about a couple in which the girlfriend, played by Grey, is secretly cheating on her boyfriend, Eminem. This turns into a violent conflict. The video shows two sides of Eminem, one who is calm and loves his girlfriend and one who is aggressive and doesn't. The music video received attention for a scene in which Eminem shoots himself in the head in frustration, with blood spurting from the wound.A music video for "Space Bound" was filmed over three days in February 2011, in Los Angeles, California, and produced over approximately five months. The video was directed by Kahn, who previously directed Eminem's videos for "Without Me", "We Made You" and "Love the Way You Lie". Photos of the video shooting were released and two low quality snippets of the then-unfinished video leaked. A large portion of the music video was shot at a roadside diner. On June 18, 2011, Kahn tweeted that the "Space Bound" video was finally complete and was to be released soon. The same day, Kahn tweeted,"When you see Space Bound, look for the uncensored version. You'll ruin it for yourself if you don't," confirming an uncensored version. Grey spoke about her acting and role in the video. "Before each take, Joseph and I would talk a lot about [my character's] motives and attitude. Her ultimate moment doesn't come until the end, so I had plenty of time to build the fear!" The music video stars Grey as the girlfriend of Eminem.
The full "Space Bound" video was released on June 24, 2011 at 5 PM EST for purchase on the iTunes Store, uncut. This same version later premiered on the music video website VEVO and YouTube on Monday, June 27 at 12 AM PST. A heavily censored version of the music video premiered on television in the UK on MTV Rocks, on July 1, 2011, at 07:12 AM. As of four days after "Space Bound"'s VEVO premiere, the music video has more than 4 million views.
Eminem shooting himself in a motel. This is a climactic scene in the music video which would spark controversy.

The music video for "Space Bound" starts with Eminem walking on a quiet road at night, near a forest. Shortly after, he gets picked up by his girlfriend (Grey). At this point, when Eminem gets into the car, there are two of him; there is one alone in the back seat, who is frustrated, paranoid and "hurling insults at Grey",[20] and one sitting in the car next to Grey who is quiet, calm and in love. Grey takes out a lighter and cigarette to have a smoke. Shortly, the alternate Eminem disappears and the couple stop at a motel/diner.
Eminem 'splits' into two once again as he enters the diner. This is done with the screen splitting midway. The original Eminem goes to sit with Grey in a table, while the other goes to sit on a bar stool. While the original Eminem and Grey are seated, Grey takes out her cell phone from her purse and sends a text message to an unknown person. She puts back the phone as she leaves to go to the restroom. While Grey is gone, Eminem curiously takes out Grey's phone to see what she did on it, leaving him in confusion. He quickly puts the phone back as Grey comes back. Meanwhile, the alternate Eminem raps sitting on a bar stool.
The couple later go to a motel room and receive a knock on the motel door. Eminem goes to answer but no one is seen. Suddenly, he has a flashback and starts to make sense of the cell phone, which showed 'Unknown caller', and a gun found in Grey's car along with the lighter and cigarette. He instantly goes to strangle his girlfriend, who suddenly disappears, leaving Eminem alone. He picks up Grey's pistol and shoots himself in the jaw, with blood spurting from the back of his head. This also affects the alternate Eminem, who is still in the roadside diner, similar to a voodoo doll effect. Eminem presumably dies at this point. This graphic scene is completely cut out in the UK MTV airing, pro-longing several previous frames through slow motion instead. The video then rewinds fast, from when Eminem shoots himself, to when the couple go to the diner. The beginning scene repeats itself and Eminem is picked up. They drive off to end the video.

I don't know if it necessarily has a thorough message, but I think it shows that even the strongest of love meets destruction at some point.Whether or not you come out of it together and whole is an entirely different question.
There is confusion surrounding the exact meaning and concept of the music video for "Space Bound". Grey explained her interpretation of the video to MTV, saying that Eminem was trying to depict the reality of relationships, that even the strongest of relationships can fall apart. "Eminem simply becomes company for [his girlfriend], and she mistakenly takes advantage of that." She said that the video could be interpreted "in many ways". Grey believed that the alternate Eminem who appears in the car is his subconscious.
Jonsin has explained what goes on in the "Space Bound" video. He suggested that viewers watch it multiple times to figure out the concept and draw their own conclusion. He called the video 'tricky', saying that the meaning is not obvious or completely clear in the video and one must watch it a few times to find it. Jonsin spoke about Eminem's two egos seen in the video as well:
It reminded me of Alanis Morissette's 'Ironic' video, where she's got her and her two other egos in the car...I think it was him living in the now as a person going through it and him living as a person who is witnessing it and can make other choices to not be in that scenario. Maybe he would've chose differently, so now he's watching himself.
Space Bound lyrics:
[Verse 1:]
We touch I feel a rush
We clutch and it isn't much
But it's enough to make me wonder what's in store for us
It's lust, it's torturous
You must be a sorceress 'cause you just
Did the impossible
Gained my trust don't play games it'll be dangerous
If you fuck me over
'Cause if I get burnt I'm a show you what it's like to hurt
'Cause I been treated like dirt before you
And love is "evol"
Spell it backwards I'll show you

Nobody knows me I'm cold
Walk down this road all alone
It's no one's fault but my own
It's the path I've chosen to go
Frozen as snow I show no emotion whatsoever so
Don't ask me why I have no love for these motherfucking hoes
Bloodsucking succubuses, what the fuck is up with this?
I've tried in this department but I ain't had no luck with this
It sucks but it's exactly what I thought it would be
Like trying to start over
I've got a hole in my heart, for some kind of emotional rollercoaster
Something I won't go on 'til you toy with my emotion, so it's over
It's like an explosion every time I hold you, I wasn't joking when I told you
You take my breath away
You're a supernova... and I'm a

I'm a space bound rocket ship and your heart's the moon
And I'm aiming right at you
Right at you
Two hundred fifty thousand miles on a clear night in June
And I'm aiming right at you
Right at you
Right at you

[Verse 2:]
I do whatever it takes
When I'm with you I get the shakes
My body aches when I ain't
With you I have zero strength
There's no limit on how far I would go
No boundaries, no lengths
Why do we say that until we get that person that we thinks
Gonna be that one and then once we get 'em it's never the same?
You want them when they don't want you
Soon as they do feelings change
It's not a contest and I ain't on no conquest for no mate
I wasn't looking but I stumbled onto you must've been fate
But so much is at stake what the fuck does it take
Let's cut to the chase
But a door shuts in your face
Promise me if I cave in and break and leave myself open
That I won't be making a mistake
Cause I'm a...


[Verse 3:]
So after a year and 6 months it's no longer me that you want
But I love you so much it hurts
Never mistreated you once
I poured my heart out to you
Let down my guard swear to God
I'll blow my brains in your lap
Lay here and die in your arms
Drop to my knees and I'm pleading
I'm trying to stop you from leaving
You won't even listen so fuck it
I'm trying to stop you from breathing
I put both hands on your throat
I sit on top of you squeezing
'Til I snap you neck like a Popsicle stick
Ain't no possible reason I could think of to let you walk about this house
And let you live
Tears stream down both of my cheeks
Then I let you go and just give
And before I put that gun to my temple
I told you this


And I would've done anything for you
To show you how much I adored you
But it's over now
It's too late to save our love
Just promise me you'll think of me every time you look up in the sky and see a star 'cause I'm a

I'm a space bound rocket ship and your heart's the moon
And I'm aiming right at you
Right at you
250 thousand miles on a clear night in June
And I'm so lost without you
Without you
Without you


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