Step aside, Yeezy! Nick Jonas has just dropped a cover of Kanye West’s ‘Only One’ and, prepare yourself, because it’s amazing. Listen inside!
This is so strange and yet totally awesome. Former Jonas Brother Nick Jonas, 22, is not generally thought of in the same genre as Kanye West, however, that didn’t stop Nick from taking on one of the rapper’s songs and putting his own spin on it. Nick stripped down Ye’s emotional new single “Only One” and the results are absolutely gorgeous. Check it out!
Nick Jonas’ Kanye West Cover
This took some balls!
Not every singer would jump at the chance to take on a Kanye West song (if for no other reason than fear of him rushing the stage if you are ever to win an award). Nick, fearlessly, took the risk of covering the ill-mannered rapper– and the results very clearly paid off.
The song at hand is off Kanye’s upcoming album, and is called “Only One.” It is seeped in emotion and, Kanye has said, it is written from the perspective of his late mother, Donda‘s point of view, urging Kanye to explain to North West that she is always with him.
If that didn’t make the song special enough already, it also features instrumentals from one Mr. Paul McCartney. In other words, it’s already a massive hit.
Nick Is Having A Moment
This newest cover is just one in a series of awesome career moments for Nick. Not only did his single “Jealous” reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, he is also set to host the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards. He also has been confirmed to star in the very hotly anticipated new series from Ryan Murphy, Scream Queens, alongside fellow talented humans Lea Michele and Ariana Grande.
His personal life seems to be going just as swimmingly, as he is dating former Miss USA champion Olivia Culpo. The two are constantly photographed showing affection together and are always on hand to support one another in their careers.
What do you think of Nick’s Kanye cover?
— Casey Mink