Kanye West just released a new song Only One this morning and its so beautiful and idk if im still drunk but i cried Kawaii Kitten (@katconway) January 1, 2015 My thoughts on the new Kanye West single Only One. Its alright. Still hate the autotune, and I dont hear Paul McCartney, but its not bad. Yeezy blessed the world this AM! @Brightbulb1029 @kanyewest : ONLY ONE ft. Paul McCartney http://t.co/q2e3eWqQzo http://t.co/swMfclY7VM Kyle Inskeep (@rinskeep12) January 1, 2015 ill take the new @kanyewest #OnlyOne as pleasant experimentation in auto-tune and a beautiful gesture.
West's moving new song, titled "Only One," is an Auto-Tune ballad in which West channel's his late mother. The song is written from her perspective, as she tells Kanye to "tell Nori about me" (referring to West's daughter North). "Only One" also features Paul McCartney playing keyboard and presumably singing backing vocals. Though they're hard to hear over West's singing. Last year, reports surfaced that West and McCartney were working on http://www.kardashiansextaped.com/ new music. That material, along with "Only One," could appear on West's forthcoming album, which is likely to be released in 2015.
Even thoughits not as colorfully titled as Piss on Your Grave, another song the West and McCartney purportedly collaborated on together, Only One is a tender ballad where West channels his late, beloved mother and reflects on his life. West is known for hyperbolic self-aggrandizement, but Only One is a reminder of the sentimentalist beneath the braggadocio. West fires up the Auto-Tune a la 808s and Heartbreak, while the former Beatle accompanies on keyboard. The song is available on iTunes , though its already been posted to YouTube, naturally. Tags:
The song is the debut single from West's forthcoming solo album and the first of several of West's surprise recordings with McCartney to be released. "In early 2014, Paul McCartney and Kanye West first began working together in a small bungalow in Los Angeles," the record label said in a statement. "The process that would result in 'Only One' began with a simple brainstorming session between the two: With McCartney improvising on the keyboards and Kanye vocally sketching and shaping ideas in a stream-of-consciousness riff," the label said. "When they played back the recording afterward, something remarkable happened. Kanye sat there with his family, holding his daughter North on his lap, and listened to his vocals, singing, 'Hello, my only one...' And in that moment, not only could he not recall having sung those words, but he realized that perhaps the words had never really come from him.