Nick Jonas Covered Kanye West's "Only One" And It's Probably Better
24 February 2015, 13:06 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Someone with a little more strength in their singing gives the Kanye track a spin.
We love Kanye's musical content (the jury's still out on him as a person after that Power 105.1 interview), but even we have to admit that singing isn't his strong point. Nonetheless, we loved the adorable sentiment and the writing behind his latest track "Only One".
Enter Nick Jonas.
Posting to a new Soundcloud account on Sunday, the "Jealous" singer has out his own spin of the low-key track. And it... sounds really good?
As sacrilegious as it might be to say, the JoBro's version is almost an improvement; there's a tenderness in there that you can tell Kanye was aiming for, but was let down by the vocal effects.
There's not much deviation from the original; admittedly, Kanye's version was already so stripped back that it would be hard to make any major changes that wouldn't just be there for the sake of it. But one notable difference is Nick's lack of dependence on autotune for this track. Although... it might still be there. I dunno, maybe we just have cynical ears. Either way, good work Nick.