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23 March 2015

Yelawolf Discusses Why Eminem Is The Only Artist Feature On “Love Story”

“I think that ‘Love Story’ is going to be the album that changes things for me,” Yelawolf says.

Just a few days after announcing the tracklist for his forthcoming Love Story album via Instagram, Yelawolf sat down with Complex during SXSW to discuss a variety of topics relating to the project.

During the conversation, Yelawolf first addressed why he only chose to have Eminem, who is also executive-producing the effort, as the only featured artist on the album. Eminem is set to appear on track #8, “Best Friend.”

“The record Marshall is on, honest to God, as soon as I recorded it, I was like, ‘Man, Marshall would sound great on this,’” Yelawolf says. “It really happened like that. It wasn’t some pitch or some gimmick. When people hear this song, they’re gonna fucking bug out. Trust me. It’s gonna be a shocker.”

Later in the conversation, the Shady Records artist spoke on concept of the album and the meaning behind the project’s title. Yelawolf then goes on to declare that Love Story is going to be the album that “changes things” for him.

“The title came from just the passion to continue,” Yela’ says. “The story is my love for what I do. Love Story — it’s a play on words. My life and my music is my love story and that’s the only thing that keeps me doing what I do. It ain’t the money. It ain’t the fans. It’s not fame. It’s not whatever, it’s my personal passion. It’s my love for fucking hearing music that I make. That creative space, man, it’s a high. It’s a constant buzz, man, getting in there and making records. I don’t think it’ll ever go away, man. I’ll do it until I’m gone. I think that Love Story is going to be the album that changes things for me.”

Love Story is scheduled for an April 21 release.