Kanye West Drops “Only One” Featuring Paul McCartney


It’s a new year and anything is possible, including a collaborative album from two of music’s biggest living icons.

Late last night, Kanye West surprised the world when he released a new track titled “Only One.” The song is the result of a recent studio collaboration between West and Paul McCartney which, according to a press release dispersed early this morning, will likely produce additional material in the coming months. To be specific, the press release describes today’s single as “the first publicly available recording from what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists.”

“Only One” is said to be a song written from the perspective of Kanye’s mother, the deceased Donda West. Also, in case you were curious, it’s supposedly a new favorite song of Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian. The release explains:

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. The process of artistic creation is one that does not involve thinking, but often channeling. And he understood in that moment that his late mother, Dr. Donda West, who was also his mentor, confidante, and best friend, had spoken through him that day.

You can stream “Only One” below. The song is available now on iTunes. We’ll bring you more on Kanye and McCartney’s collaborative efforts as soon as more information becomes available.


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