Only One may be the first release, among many, that Kanye has worked on with McCartney. Reportedly, Piss on My Grave is one that will be featured on the follow-up album to Wests Yeezus, which was due to be released last year, and fans are still waiting for it. Kim Kardashian weighed in on Only One, saying it is her favorite Kanye West song. People always ask me what my favorite Kanye song is and its Only One. Kanye feels like his mom sang thru him to our daughter.
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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 new music.
You asked for one and you got two a reference to his wife, Kim Kardashian, and their daughter, North. The song ends with the refrain, Tell Nori about me. Nori is Norths nickname. Oh, did we mention, the single also features Paul McCartney. Paul played the piano, tweeted Mike Dean who produced the song.
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:
read more... "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. The process of artistic creation is one that does not involve thinking, but often channeling.