Kanye West has released his new single Only One featuring Paul McCartney on New Year’s Eve. Head over to Kanye’s official site to stream the track, or buy it on iTunes. It’s not a new album like I predicted, but new music from Yeezus is still a great way to ring in the new year. If you expected a Yeezus-style track, you’ll be dissapointed: Only One is more 808 than Yeezus.
Earlier on December 31st, Kim Kardashian announced the track on Instagram:
A press release described the recording process:
“The process of artistic creation is one that does not involve thinking, but often channeling. And he understood in that moment that his late mother, Dr. Donda West, who was also his mentor, confidante, and best friend, had spoken through him that day.
“My mom was singing to me, and through me to my daughter,” he said, astonished.”
The title of the track is a reference to West’s name, which means ‘Only One’. Besides the track, Kanye posted the lyrics on his website:
Update: Ty Dolla $ign revealed in an interview with Billboard he’s also on Only One. But that’s not all: he recorded nine songs with Kanye West in Mexico last year. One of those tracks features Paul McCartney and Rihanna and a video has already been shot. An album is coming from Yeezy, though Ty didn’t want to talk about that: “I don’t want to talk about his album, I want him to present it how he wants to present it. I wouldn’t want nobody talking about my shit either, so I’ma respect that.”