This July, Shady Records/Interscope Records will release the motion picture soundtrack to The Weinstein Company’s Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The album will feature new songs created for and inspired by the film, with Eminem serving as executive producer.
The Detroit rapper’s “Phenomenal” will be the first single. The hard-hitting anthem appears in a trailer for Southpaw, and can also be heard in a commercial for Beats by Dre.
Over the DJ Khalil-produced beat, Em spits some motivational lyrics: “Let me self-empower you / When you’re down and they’re tryna clown the fuck out of you / When you feel like you’re running out of fuel / I’ll show you how to use doubter’s fuel / I am phenomenal.”
Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Southpaw follows the reigning light heavyweight boxing champion of the world (Gyllenhaal) as he struggles with redemption. The film, which opens in theaters July 24, also stars 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, and Tyrese Gibson.