More than 50 years after their breakup, The Beatles have announced the release of their “last song” titled “Now And Then.” The song is based on a 1970s demo recording by John Lennon and was completed last year by Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr.
Sir Paul McCartney had teased the song in a recent interview, mentioning that AI technology had been used to extract Lennon’s vocals from an old cassette. The track is set to premiere at 2pm in London on Thursday, November 2.
The Red and Blue albums, originally released in 1973, are compilations that cover the band’s early mop-top days (the Red Album) and their more experimental and expansive late period (the Blue Album). The albums have been described as some of the most influential greatest hits collections in history.
Completing the song, the surviving Beatles mentioned it was a surreal experience. McCartney noted, “There it was, John’s voice, crystal clear… It’s quite emotional.” Ringo Starr added, “It was like John was there, you know. It’s far out.”