Paul McCartney, one of the two living members of The Beatles, announced that they will be releasing the band’s last song with the help of AI.

McCartney said that they used the AI to separate John Lennon’s voice from an old demo. The same technology was used in the 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back by Peter Jackson to remove voices from the background. The new song will be released later this year.

In an interview with the BBC, McCartney revealed that Jackson was “able to extricate John’s voice from a ropey little bit of cassette and a piano.” McCartney further explained that Jackson was able to separate the demo by telling the AI “that’s a voice, this is a guitar, lose the guitar.”


“So when we came to make what will be the last Beatles record, it was a demo that John had that we worked on,” the rock legend added. “We were able to take John’s voice and get it pure through this AI so then we could mix the record as you would do. It gives you some sort of leeway.”

McCartney didn’t reveal the title of the demo, but it’s rumored to be a song called “Now and Then”, which was an unfinished title by Lennon from 1978.

As for AI technology, McCartney said that it is “kind of scary but exciting,” and added that “we will just have to see where that leads.”

Source: BBC

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