Watch Kanye West and North West in "Only One," the Cutest Video of ALL TIME
Update: The full "Only One" video will premiere on Vevo shortly; we'll get it posted for you here immediately. (And it's streaming on Kanye's site right now. Warning to those allergic to severe cuteness.)
"Walk-around-always-mad-reputation" Kanye West is the old Kanye West. 2015 Kanye is the one singing from the point of view of his departed mother, Donda West, about Kanye's "angels," 1.5-year-old North West and wife Kim Kardashian West. The track's called "Only One," and it features a luscious Paul McCartney keyboard jam.
So it's only right that the new Yeezy's new video—which premiered on Ellen, just like the fairly loco, also family-oriented if not family-friendly "Bound 2 vid—features daddy and North spending time in a quiet, nature-y, wintry setting, dressed as fly as always, being all lovey-dovey. (Serious about that fashion, though—one moment is dedicated to North appreciating her leather-jogging-pants-inventing papa's dope boots.)
The Ellen version of "Only One" is abbreviated—hit Kanye's website to see the glorious full version. On that lonely road, you'll see a first: a non-AutoTuned Kanye dueting with an AutoTuned Kanye. This is legitimately the sweetest video of all time. It's basically just a home movie with a small artsy side. It was filmed by director Spike Jonze, the man behind Her, Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are, and the videos for Weezer's "Buddy Holly," Jay Z and Kanye's "Otis," Tenacious D's "Wonderboy," and so many more.
Now: How long until we get a video for "FourFiveSeconds," the Kanye/Rihanna/Paul McCartney collaboration that dropped earlier this week? That one could be, like, a hoedown? In keeping with the country, acoustic vibe? Just spitballing.
Also on Ellen, Kanye spoke about marriage ("I've definitely learned how to compromise more," "I've learned how to shut up more") and growing older and wiser ("I think I'm a better human being because of her and because of my daughter"). Ellen agreed, saying, "I do see that change in you. And you are calmer, I think."
"I think I was going through my version of my terrible twos," Kanye said, laughing, comparing himself to North wanting to express herself but being frustrated to not have the words quite yet. Yeezy also said "we're trying" re: more children. Kim said the exact same thing to People this week. “We’ve really been trying for another kid,” she said. “More kids can’t come soon enough!”
Also also on Ellen: Ms. DeGeneres rapped for Kanye, which is exactly as zany as you'd think.