McCartney says 'final Beatles record', aided by AI, to come this year
The Beatles have one last project on the way. With the help of AI, Paul McCartney has embarked on the project and is close to completing it.
In an exclusive interview with the BBC on Tuesday, music legend Paul McCartney revealed that a highly anticipated "final Beatles record" is slated to be released later this year.
The musical endeavor in question has been brought to life with the assistance of artificial intelligence, marking a groundbreaking fusion of AI technology and iconic musical talent.
McCartney, who is nearing his 81st birthday, said the record was based on a demo originally created by the late John Lennon. The surviving Beatles, including McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, collectively worked on the demo, meticulously crafting it into a complete composition.
"It was a demo that John (Lennon) had, and that we worked on, and we just finished it up," said McCartney.
Since the band's dissolution in 1970, each member embarked on a successful solo career, but their much-desired reunion never materialized. Tragedy struck with the untimely deaths of Lennon and Harrison.
Although McCartney did not disclose the title of the recorded song during the interview, the BBC suggests that it is highly likely to be "Now And Then," a composition penned by Lennon in 1978. This particular track was part of a cassette tape that Lennon had gifted McCartney a year prior to his tragic death. The tape, entrusted to McCartney by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, in 1994, contained several valuable musical gems.
The creative process behind this historic release began years ago when two other songs from the cassette, titled "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love," were refined by renowned producer Jeff Lynne. These tracks were posthumously released in 1995 and 1996, delighting fans of the legendary band.
Efforts were made to similarly enhance the recording of "Now And Then"; however, the project was ultimately abandoned due to the presence of disruptive background noise on the demo. Nonetheless, McCartney's unwavering desire to complete the song remained, and he found a new means of fulfilling this aspiration through the aid of artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence technology has granted McCartney an unprecedented opportunity to breathe new life into "Now And Then." By harnessing the power of AI, McCartney and his collaborators overcame the hurdles that had previously impeded the realization of this remarkable composition. The result is an extraordinary amalgamation of the creative genius of Lennon and McCartney, with the backing of cutting-edge AI technology.
The impending release of this final Beatles record has sparked immense excitement and curiosity among music enthusiasts worldwide. With the advancement of time, fans eagerly anticipate the unveiling of this unexpected musical piece that is the culmination of years of waiting for another Beatles project.