Kanye West released an unexpected and surprise song on New Year’s Day with Paul McCartney.
The heartfelt ballad called “Only One” features McCartney on the keys and is “the first publicly available recording” by the duo, according to a press release.
The song is sung through the perspective of West’s late mother, Donda. Some lyrics include, “Hello my Only One … just like the morning sun … you’ll keep on rising till the sky knows your name.”
The song ends with, “I just want you to do me a favor, tell Nori about me.”
West, who was known to be extremely close with his mother, said in a statement, “My mom was singing to me, and through me to my daughter.”
The song is the first single from West’s upcoming album and the first of several collaborations with the Beatles’ front man to come.
Take a listen to the new track, then take a look at some of West’s shoe styles from 2014.