Yes, more Kanye West news, but this time it’s serious.
West, quelling all earlier rumours back in August, has officially teamed up with Paul McCartney for the song “Only One”, a tribute to West’s daughter North. It was written from the perspective of West’s mom, Dr. Donda West.
“You’re still my chosen one; remember who you are,” West sings as McCartney’s brutally-honest keys keep the tune ultra-smooth.
McCartney’s work is some of his most beautiful since his Beatles days — the ending notes on “Only One” are powerful and threaten to overshadow the rest of the tune.
While there’s no word on how much the two have recorded together, according to a press release detailed on The Verge, the song is “the first publicly available recording from what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists.” According to the story, the two worked in LA last year through “stream-of-consciousness” riffing.
Hey, at least their first single wasn’t a song called “Piss On My Grave,” said to be the title of another McCartney/West collaboration. A portion of that song was spilled online last summer.
All in all, no better way to ring in 2015 then this.