MOMENTS | Mash-up: Kanye West x Paul McCartney “Only One”, First Single in Series of Collaborations
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What’s a black Beatle anyway? Unless you’ve been in a weeklong NYE hangover haze, you probably know Kanye West collaborated with Paul McCartney to create gently auto-tuned ballad “Only One”. The first single from Kanye’s new album is also first of several collaborations between West and McCartney. Ty Dolla $ign, who provided the ballad’s background vocals, told Billboard to watch out for a “crazy” song that he, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and Rihanna have teamed up to produce.
In a press release for “Only One,” West noted that the lyrics came to him while holding his daughter North on his lap, as if his mother was singing to him, and through him to his daughter. You can find the lyrics at Kanye’s site. West and McCartney began work on the poignant ballad earlier this year, with McCartney improvising the keyboard instrumental.
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