Sequels (General Principles)



Eminem - Kim

  • This is probably one of the best "sequels" I've ever seen done.
First song: '97 Bonnie & Clyde
Sequel: Kim
What it does right:
  • It's stylistically very different from the original.
    • The original is characterized by Eminem's unemotional / playful tone, as he's talking to his daughter.
      • The originality comes from the contrast between his low-key delivery and the situation he's describing.
    • The "sequel" is characterized by an extremely emotional delivery.
  • It shows the next-most-interesting moment to describe, rather than just thoughtlessly assuming it needs to cover something that happened after the first song.