And just like that, the Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney collaboration that Ty Dolla $ign spoke on is here. Similar to the unexpected New Years Eve drop of Kanye and Paul McCartney‘s “Only One,” a wordless tweet from Rihanna has lead us to checking out her website for “FourFiveSeconds,” an acoustic number that details a pre-blackout state of mind—a calm before the storm, if you will. Rihanna sings about her “calmness being taken for weakness,” and sounds like she was brimming with anger when someone set her off. Kanye needs to be held back before he spazzes out, and they both wish someone would try them.
While Ty mentioned that this song would be on Kanye’s album, the early roll out on “FourFiveSeconds” appears to be Rihanna-driven. Kanye’s barber and close associate Ibn Jasper explains via Instagram:
UPDATE: According to NME, a source close to McCartney has said that this news about Paul co-producing the entire Kanye album is not true.