Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney) Video (Dir. Spike Jonze)
UPDATE: The full “Only One” video is now up; watch below.
Kanye West debuted his videos for “Bound 2” and “Love Lockdown” on Ellen, and he seems to love showing up on her show every time he’s got some major new aesthetic shift going on. He’s on today’s episode of the show, and he used the appearance to preview his video for “Only One,” the ridiculously lovely Paul McCartney collab he released as the year turned over. Spike Jonze, Kanye’s old “Flashing Lights” collaborator, directed the video, and it’s as simple as that one was, albeit in very different ways. The whole video, or at least the minute-long clip of it that Kanye has shared, is Kanye and his daughter North West spending time together in a rainy field in what looks like Scotland. It looks like a home movie, and that’s clearly the idea.
Kanye is, of course, working on a new album, and word around the campfire is that McCartney co-produced some of it along with Kanye. (McCartney is also on the new single “FourFiveSeconds” along with Kanye and Rihanna.) But if you were hoping that Kanye would properly announce the album on Ellen, you’ll be disappointed. He said that he hasn’t even picked a title yet, so it could be a while yet before we hear this thing. In the interview, Kanye appeared relatively calm and subdued, and he talked a bit about how his new partnership with Adidas has allowed him to cool out and relax. There’s also a bit where Ellen raps nice things about Kanye. There are no earthshaking revelations in the interview, but you can watch two clips from it, along with the “Only One” preview, below.
If I were a betting man, I’d say the full “Only One” video shows up online sometime today.