The Beatles Release Their Final Song, “Now And Then”, With the Aid of Artificial Intelligence
One of the most iconic rock and pop bands of all time, The Beatles, have unveiled their latest track, “Now And Then”, crafted from an old demo recording and enhanced using artificial intelligence to feature the vocals of the late John Lennon.
“It’s John’s voice, crystal clear. It’s quite emotional. We’re all playing here; it’s a genuine Beatles recording. I think it’s thrilling to produce Beatles music and release a new song the public hasn’t heard in 2023,” remarked Sir Paul McCartney.
The Beatles’ YouTube channel premiered a short film titled “Now And Then – The Last Beatles Song” ahead of the song’s release.
Directed by Oliver Murray, the 12-minute clip offers exclusive footage and remarks from band members, Lennon’s son Sean Ono Lennon, and film director Peter Jackson, who helmed the documentary series “The Beatles: Get Back”.
In the video, Jackson elucidates how his team managed to isolate instruments and vocals from recordings using artificial intelligence, including the original “Now and Then” tape which Lennon had recorded as a home demo in the late 1970s.