Forty-three years after the death of John Lennon and 22 years after the death of George Harrison, The Beatles have released one final song. Surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr unveiled “Now And Then,” made from a demo recorded by Lennon in the ‘70s.
McCartney, Harrison and Starr later added their contributions, but it wasn’t until AI could be used to “extricate” and “clean up” Lennon’s vocals that the remaining band mates felt they could release it. “To be clear, nothing has been artificially or synthetically created,” clarified McCartney in response to some who were unhappy with the use of AI.
“We cleaned up some existing recordings, a process that has gone on for years,” he continued. A music video for “Now And Then” is expected to be released today.