Though one would have thought a very unlikely comparison, Beatles’ frontman Paul McCartney has compared working with Kanye West on their collaborative single Only One, to working with John Lennon.
In an interview with UK’s The Sun, McCartney recalled that “When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. I would sit down. We’d ping-pong till we had a song, [Working with Kanye] was like that.”
McCartney also said that Only One, one of West’s more emotional and relatable tracks, had been heavily inspired by the Beatles’ own Let It Be. He told Kanye that he’d written the song after dreaming about his late mother. “In the dream she said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s all going to be fine, just let it be.’ And I woke up.. and wrote the song.” After he’d told Kanye and sat at the piano next to him, West said “I’m going to write a song with my mum.”
Though he can be a bit crazy, Kanye can’t really be that bad if Paul McCartney has such a high opinion of him. Let’s hope Paul keeps up the good influence.