Just in time for mother's day, Eminem takes fans back to Detroit as he attempts to sooth over his well documented relationship with his mother, Debbie Mathers. The reconciliation comes in the form of his new music video for his latest single. The song is called "Headlights" and it features vocals from Indie pop singer Nate Ruess.
Eminem's tumultuous relationship with his mother has been well documented in “Cleanin' Out my Closet” and “My Mom”. "Headlights" employs the same fervor and angst that are often present in Eminem's singles although it appears that he is attempting to bury the hatchet. He discusses his mother's illness and how he better understood her once he got older. He also expresses mild regret over discussing his mother's shortcomings in his previous songs. "But I'm sorry momma for "Cleaning Out My Closet," at the time I was angry. Rightfully, maybe so, never meant that far to take it though. Cause, now I know it's not your fault and I'm not making jokes. That song I'll no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it's on the radio." Eminem explains in the second verse.
The music video was directed by critically acclaimed movie-maker Spike Lee and it allows fans to see the growth that Eminem has made in recent years. While the song no way insinuates that mother and son have perfected their relationship, it clearly displays their love for one another.