This past New Year’s Eve was a pretty Yeezy one thanks to a new Kanye West song, “Only One.” This is the only new material West released in 2014 and it’s a remarkable tribute to his daughter North West and late mother Donda. The lyrics are a poetic dedication to what Donda might have said to her granddaughter, with lines like “you’ll keep on rising ’til the sky knows your name.” This is a track worth weeping for and Paul McCartney’s key backdrop makes it all the more special. “Only One” is just the beginning for West and McCartney; there are several tracks out of the twelve on Kanye’s upcoming album that feature the Beatle. If they’re as touching and beautiful as “Only One,” this could be one of Ye’s most memorable albums. Listen above or buy a copy of the track on iTunes.
Kanye West – Only One (Ft. Paul McCartney)