Love the Way You Lie
“Love the Way You Lie” is a song recorded by the American rapper Eminem, featuring the Barbadian singer Rihanna, from Eminem’s seventh studio album Recovery. The song is a midtempo hip-hop ballad with a pop refrain, sung by Rihanna. It describes two lovers who refuse to separate despite being in a dangerous love–hate relationship. The single sold over 12 million copies in the US and 1.5 million in the UK.
About Love the Way You Lie in brief
“Love the Way You Lie” is a song recorded by the American rapper Eminem, featuring the Barbadian singer Rihanna, from Eminem’s seventh studio album Recovery. The song is a midtempo hip-hop ballad with a pop refrain, sung by Rihanna. It describes two lovers who refuse to separate despite being in a dangerous love–hate relationship. The single sold over 12 million copies in the US and 1.5 million in the UK. It is Eminem’s best-selling single and ranked number one on several record charts, including the United States’ Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. The music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, stars Dominic Monaghan and Megan Fox in a violent relationship and shows Eminem and Rihanna in front of a burning house. Critics listed “Love the way you Lie” among the best tracks of 2010 and of Eminem’s career. It won many awards and received five Grammy nominations. Musical acts such as Cher Lloyd and the Band Perry have performed cover versions of the song. Rihanna has said that the theme of domestic violence, which she claims many people do not have insight, is what makes the song impactful. Eminem wrote the verses and chose Rihanna to sing the chorus, resulting in a collaboration influenced by their past experiences in difficult relationships. Interscope Records released the song on June 25, 2010 as the second single from Recovery. Critics praised its melody but were divided into thematic aspects such as poignancy and accuracy. The clip had a mixed reception due to scenes of domestic Violence.
The track was written by American singer Holly Hafermann and British hip hop producer Alex da Kid. It was recorded in Ferndale, Michigan, and Dublin, Ireland, and backed by guitar, piano and violin, and features a chorus that is narrated mostly from Rihanna’s perspective. The producer emailed Grey his track, which suggested a theme of abusive romantic relationships to her as she spontaneously sang lyrics to the melody. Eminem then wrote the rapped verses, which Rihanna said she could relate to because she could pull the songs’ ends of Bonnie & Clyde and Kim & Clyde off the table. Eminem asked his manager Paul Rosenberg to send the track to Rihanna as she felt like only she could only pull it off. In early 2010, Alex daKid offered the Shady Records Senior Director Rigo \”Riggs\” Morales some backing tracks and sent them to Eminem, who was subsequently seeking a different musical approach for his next album. He chose it and Eminem subsequently heard more tracks and recorded it and the song was subsequently released as the album’s second single. He said this song had given him an opportunity to reintroduce live guitar in hip hop music. He used Waves RVerb and REQ equalization on his main kick track and a MaxxBass plug-in on two others. When making a track, he said he spends hours making loops and produces an electronic drum rhythm before adding live instrumentation. The drums are sampled from live recordings he saves.