Paul McCartney and Kanye West are the bromance we didn’t see coming in 2015, but glad it happened. In a recent with U.K.’s Sun newspaper, Paul had a lot of high praise for Mr. West. The highlight came when he compared Yeezus to the legendary John Lennon.
“When I wrote with John [Lennon], he would sit down with a guitar. I would sit down. We’d ping-pong until we had a song. It was like that with Kanye,” McCartney told The Sun.
The former Beatle also went on to explains that his and Kanye’s debut collaboration “Only One” was inspired by the Beatles “Let It Be.”
“We sat around and talked an awful lot just to break the ice,” McCartney told The Sun. “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. 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.”
After sharing that anecdote, “Kanye said, ’I’m going to write a song with my mum.’ So then I sat down at the piano,” McCartney said, and “Only One” was born.