This is so beautiful!
The new song, Only One, is available exclusively on iTunes for a week, and it’s the first in a collaboration the two did together. It’s a simple song, with just Kanye’s autotuned vocals and McCartney’s keyboard, but it’s emotional. In fact, according to the press release, Kanye doesn’t even remember singing parts of the song. He truly believes it was a message coming through from his mother Dr. Donda West! He said:
“My mom was singing to me, and through me to my daughter.”
And to clarify some things: the initial reference to ├óΓé¼╦£Mari is because Omari is Kanye’s middle name. Also, the inspiration for Only One is because that’s what Kanye’s mom told him that his name meant.
All of this is so sweet that Kim Kardashian can’t help but cry every time she hears it! She shared the artwork from the song (above), and said:
“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”
Take a listen to the tune (below) and tell us what you think!
[Image via Inez and Vinoodh.]