New year, new song. Kanye West brought in 2015 by releasing an emotional ballad featuring Beatles star, Paul McCartney.
“Only One,” which was dedicated to West’s 1-year-old daughter, North, was written from the eyes of the rapper’s late mother, Donda. “My mom was singing to me, and through me to my daughter,” West said in a statement. According to West’s rep, the track is the first “publicly available recording from what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists.”
“Hello my only one/Just like the morning sun/You keep on rising til the sky knows your name … Remember who you are, no you’re not perfect,” he sings. “Remember how I’d say one day/You’ll be the man you always knew you would be,” West sings. “And if you knew how proud I was/You’d never shed a tear/Have a fear/No you wouldn’t do that.”
Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, took to Instagram on New Years and shared with fans that the song is officially her favorite.
“Everyone asks me what my favorite Kanye song is. It’s Only One. Kanye felt like his mom was singing thru him to our daughter. This song makes me cry every time I hear it. He releases it at midnight tonight on iTunes. ‘Only One’ by Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney. Photo by Inez and Vinoodh.”