Paul McCartney is shedding light on his collaboration with Kanye West. One of their first songs that they released to the masses, “Only One,” which was inspired by Yeezy’s mother Donda West, was also influenced by The Beatles’ 1970 hit “Let It Be,” he said.
In an interview with The Sun, the Liverpool native spoke a little bit on the backstory to Ye’s personal track.
“We sat around and talked an awful lot just to break the ice. One of the stories I told him was about how I happened to have written ‘Let It Be.’ My mum came to me in a dream when she’d died years previously,” he said. “I was in a bit of a state – it was the Sixties and I was overdoing it. In the dream she said, ‘Don’t worry it’s all going to be fine, just let it be.’ And I woke up and thought, ‘Woah’ and wrote the song.”
The multi-award winning singer also said creating with Ye was similar to that of his partnership with John Lennon. “When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. I would sit down,” he said. “We’d ping-pong till we had a song. [Working with West] was like that.”
McCartney is reportedly featured on the Chi-town native’s forthcoming album So Help Me God.
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